ST. PAUL (KMHL) – Another area county has been found to have Emerald Ash Borer. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed emerald ash borer in Brown County. Officials say a tree at a private residence in New Ulm was showing symptoms of the disease.
“Minnesota has done really well with Emerald Ash Borer, it has spread much more slowly here than it has in other parts of the country, by about a third,” said the state agriculture department’s Mark Abrahamson. “But it is still spreading.”
The department of agriculture says Brown County is now the third county in the last couple of months discovered to have the pest – Nobles County was announced in July and Steele County just two weeks ago.
Abrahamson said it’s important people keep their eyes open for trees showing signs of the disease.
“Watching for signs of infestation, and reporting them when they think they see them, because it is important of tracking where it is,” said Abrahamson.