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As public ash tree removal continues, city urges residents to watch for EAB on private trees

Apr 13, 2022
One of the biggest ash trees in Lake City came down last week. The former boulevard resident on the 400 block of Woodburn Street was a recent casualty of the emerald ash borer (EAB). Since it first appeared in Lake City in 2017, the invasive insect infestation has claimed over half of the city’s...

Ashes, ashes, all fall down

Jan 19, 2022
More of the city’s ash tree population were taken down recently along the 700 block of Lyon Avenue as the emerald ash borer infestation continues to spread locally.

City receives grant to help offset ash tree costs

Jun 23, 2021
The City of Lake City has received a $98,212 grant to help remove and replace 217 ash trees on city boulevards and city land over the next few years. The invasive emerald ash borer insect native to Asia is lethal to local ash populations. Since its discovery in Lake City a few years ago, the city...

City begins ash tree removal

Mar 29, 2017
When Jan and Rich Shequen built their house on Apple Lane in Lake City 44 years ago, there were no other houses around; there wasn’t even a street, Jan said. Soon after, Dave Moses of the Lake City Jaycees stopped by with trees for sale for $5 each. The Shequens bought two ash trees and, with the...

Emerald ash borer arrives in Lake City

Feb 16, 2017
Emerald ash borer (EAB) is here, and it’s here to stay. That was one takeaway from a presentation by representatives of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to City of Lake City employees Feb. 9 at the city public works building not far from the city’s first known infested trees. Emerald...

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