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Emerald Ash Borer Workshop (posted 3/14/19):

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) staff will be leading free EAB Field Workshops in the Twin Cities Metro area, Clearwater, and Duluth. These hour-long outdoor workshops will provide an opportunity to get a firsthand look at EAB-infested trees and will assist the community in becoming familiar with early detection. General EAB biology, distribution, management, regulation and treatment will also be covered. Workshops are provided free of charge through support from the US Forest Service. Feel free to share this opportunity with your citizens, other municipalities and any other parties that may be interested in learning more about EAB.


Registration is available at or by calling 651-201-6097. Maps and parking instructions will be provided by e-mail with registration confirmation. Below is a listing of all the workshop sessions available. Workshop sessions are offered daily starting at 9 am, 10:30 am, and 1 pm.

March 25-27

  • Twin Cities Metro: Location TBD, most likely near Fort Snelling depending on flooding

March 28-29

  • Clearwater: Clearwater Travel Plaza, 950 MN-24, Clearwater, MN 55320

April 2-4

  • Duluth: Lincoln Park NW Trailhead, 1220 N 24th Ave W, Duluth, MN 55806


  • Dress for the weather as the workshops are held entirely outside.
  • Bring a pair of binoculars.
  • Cancellations due to severe weather only.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Provided

  • ISA – All Certification Categories
  • SAF – Category 1 – CF

For More Information

Jennifer Burington, Minnesota Department of Agriculture


Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event please contact event organizer name at phone number or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 711 as soon as possible. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this information is available in alternative forms of communication upon request by calling 651-201-6000. TTY users can call the Minnesota Relay Service at 711. The MDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


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