The Shoreview diseased tree program helps keep the urban forest healthy. It helps prevent the spread of tree diseases on both public and private property.
Emerald ash borer is an insect that burrows underneath the bark of ash trees and kills the tree. All ash trees are at risk for emerald ash borer.
Shoreview offers a treatment program to all residents and businesses in Shoreview
- University of Minnesota Extension
- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
- How to identify an ash tree
All oak trees in Shoreview are at risk for oak wilt. This common disease causes the leaves on oak trees to turn bronze and wilt. You can help prevent oak wilt by only cutting or pruning your oak trees between November and March. Oak wilt spreads quickly in warmer months. If you think your tree has oak wilt, ask the city for an inspection or contact a certified arborist.
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If you have an elm tree, it may be at risk for Dutch elm disease. The first symptom of Dutch elm disease is branches of yellowing leaves near the top of the tree. If you notice this early in the summer, call a certified arborist immediately.
Bur oak blight is a newer disease that is becoming more common. It will affect bur oak trees for several seasons, eventually leading to death. The first symptom is triangle- or wedge-shaped brown areas on leaves. There is currently no treatment available for bur oak blight. However, a certified arborist can help create a management plan.