EAB is subjectof library program

Post-Bulletin staff

The emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle species that kills ash trees and was recently found for the first time in Minnesota, is the subject of a "lunch-and-learn" on Thursday, June 11, at the Rochester Public Library.

The hour-long program begins at noon in the library auditorium. Admission is free.

Emerald ash borer was first detected in Minnesota in St. Paul on May 13.

Someone involved in that find, Angela Gupta, forestry educator for the University of Minnesota, will make a presentation at the library event.


Gupta is a member of the EAB state readiness task force and a developer of the EAB First Detector program.

Professionals who attend are eligible to receive credit for the Woodland Advisor Program. Continuing education credit for master gardeners is also provided.

Attendees are invited to bring their own lunches. Food is not provided.

Pre-registration is appreciated. To preregister, call Mary Jane Stearns at 1-888-241-4536 or e-mail

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