emerald ash borer

Foundation announces tree planting initiative

Apr 20, 2022
The Greater Lake City Community Foundation, under its “Community Beautification” thrust, has announced a new fundraising initiative to provide financial support for planting more trees throughout our community. Spearheaded by a gift from Dean and Joanne Flugstad, this effort will match...

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...

Annual ash cull underway

Feb 10, 2021
In what’s become an annual occurence, Lake City Public Works has been felling ash trees, some very large, in recent days. Every year city crews spend some time in the winter pruning hazardous branches or removing trees in the public right-of-way and on public property. Since the arrival of emerald...

Emerald ash borer is destroying trees here

Aug 5, 2020
Earlier this spring, the Lake City City Council established the Forestry Advisory Committee to help deal with the loss of trees due to storm damage and infestation from the emerald ash borer. The committee is headed up by Charlotte Eastin and committee members include Katie Himanga, and Kathy...

Study could slow the decline of Lake City's ash trees

Aug 10, 2017
The City of Lake City is participating in a study to see if the concept of herd immunity can be used to slow the spread of emerald ash borer. As part of the study, about 200 ash trees in Lake City were marked with metal tags. Some were treated, some weren’t. Brian Aukema is a forest insect...

Arbor Day tree planted

May 31, 2017
Addy Meyer waters a royal red maple tree in front of her home on Apple Lane in Lake City. The tree was planted by Monica Pavelka, Lake City Streets and Parks Commission members Kevin Pavelka and Larry Flater, and Streets and Parks Supt. Bruce Wallerich to mark Arbor Day. Apple Lane was one of the...

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...

With emerald ash borer detected in Wabasha County, March 31 meeting meeting will discuss response

Mar 16, 2016
Residents of Wabasha County are invited to a public meeting on Thursday, March 31, regarding the discovery of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the county. On Feb. 29, Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) staff identified EAB larvae in an ash tree in the southeastern corner of the county after being...

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