The Minneapolis GreenPrint is a map, compass, and guide for sustainable development and ecologically friendly practices for this Minnesota city, and the 2010 edition commands some unfortunate instructions: Because Ash trees compose one-fifth of Minneapolis’ trees, and all of those trees may be lost to Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis), residents are encouraged to plant alternative tree species starting now to lessen the impact of the projected loss. The city’s plan it to plant at least 4,000 trees on public land in the coming year. Read more here.
As of the first of this month, Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in the locations identified on this map. Click the thumbnail-size image to download this map as a PDF document or visit the Emerald Ash Borer info site here.