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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Emerald Ash Borer: Is Your Property Prepared?

Insect Galleries Caused By Emerald Ash Borer Under Bark of an Ash Tree Found in Apple Valley

Emerald Ash Borer attacks Ash trees. Infested Ash trees usually won't show symptoms for 2-3 years. Property owners that have ash trees should have a plan in place for managing the ash trees on their property to avoid getting stuck with unexpected costs.

Are all the trees in your yard Ash?  Do you have an Ash tree of exceptional quality in your yard?  If you can say yes to either of these questions, it's time to have a plan in place to address Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).  EAB is wi...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Fall is the Time to Plan for Winter Erosion Control Needs Before Frozen Ground Increases Costs

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Erosion and sediment control is more expensive to install during the winter. Frozen ground increases the cost of trenching typical practices like silt fence. A little planning can save you money.

The City of Apple Valley, and State of Minnesota for sites an acre or more in size, still require erosion and sediment controls on construction sites in winter.  Although less erosion occurs in winter because the ground is usually frozen, constru...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

This Water Conscious Farmer Gives Tips on Irrigating with Rainbarrels - the Latest from CleanWaterMN

Farmer Harvest Rainwater to Grow Crops from CleanWaterMN.org

Lori Cox sat down with CleanWaterMN.org to share these helpful tips that we can transport from the farm to our backyards.

How To Water Your Garden from a Rain Barrel

Supplies: 55-gallon barrel, lead-free spigot, mesh screen filter, valves, and drip lines.

  1. Identify a location for your rain barrel. Gardening sheds or detached garages are great spots to catch rainwater. If you pl...
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