Bryant Square ash trees treated to prevent Emerald Ash Borer infestation

Last month, eight ash trees at Bryant Square Park were professionally injected in an effort to prevent an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation. The EAB has been ravaging ash trees across the country, and is expected to wipe out the tree species over the coming years. Minneapolis Parks Forestry Department has been systematically removing ash from boulevards and parks including five infested trees at Bryant Square last spring.

South Uptown, in partnership with Minneapolis Parks, had the ash treated using Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funds. The objective is to maintain the tree canopy at the park while giving time for replacement species to be planted and grow. EAB treatments last two years, and South Uptown intends to treat the ash again in 2021.