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Cottage Grove continues fight against ash borer spread

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A tiny green menace plaguing thousands of Minnesota trees is on the move.

An invasive beetle native to China, the Emerald Ash Borer has put both Ramsey and Hennepin counties in an indefinite quarantine and is slowly infesting trees around the metro. While it has yet to be discovered in Cottage Grove, the city's Parks and Recreation Department is trying to stay ahead of the bug.


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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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