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Cold Winter-EAB

This winter's harsh cold weather may have a silver lining when it comes to the spread of certain invasive insects in Minnesota like the emerald ask borer.
Climatologist Jeff Andresen says the deep freeze will help slow down the spread of the destructive emerald ash borer that has already been found in Winona and Houston counties.

The EAB was first detected in Minnesota in 2009 and now is confirmed in four counties that also include Hennepin and Ramsey counties as well as Winona and Houston counties.

There are an estimated 900-million ash trees in Minnesota, the second highest number in the nation.

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Locations : HennepinHoustonMinnesotaRamseyWinona
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