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Posted on: July 25, 2016

Japanese Beetle Infestation

Have you noticed linden or birch trees with lacy brown leaves? Japanese beetles are the culprits. The Japanese beetles were terrible last summer and this summer looks to be just as bad. Each year is different,some years we hardly notice the pests. Lind...Read on...

Japanese beetle management in Minnesota.
Posted on: July 15, 2016

Free Winter Parking Lot & Sidewalk Maintenance Workshop for Snow and Ice Removal Contractors

Dakota County and the Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization are offering a free de-icing workshop on August 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for snow and ice removal contractors, property managers, facilities, parks, cities, and schools that ...Read on...

About Level 1 Snow and Ice Control Certification..
Posted on: June 30, 2016

Stay Clear of Harmful Algal Blooms on Lakes

Harmful algal blooms can occur on Minnesota lakes without warning. If the water looks bad and smells bad, keep yourself and pets away to prevent illness.

Learn About Harmful Algal Blooms...
Posted on: July 27, 2016

Reduce Fertilizer Applications by Leaving Grass Clipping on Your Lawn

If you fertilize, you can reduce applications by as much as 50% by leaving grass clippings on the lawn. This is good news for your wallet, your free time, and local water resources.

More Information on Low Impact Lawn Care...
Posted on: July 20, 2016

Construction Sites Need to Provide Track out Controls and Sweep Streets for Safety and Water Quality

Track out protection is required from construction sites to reduce the amount of sediment getting to our streets by construction equipment and vehicles. The sediment not only pollutes local lakes and ponds when it is washed into stormdrains, but it can al...Read on...

Good and Bad Track Out Control Examples...
Posted on: July 13, 2016

Your Home is Connected to Local Lakes that are Turning Green

Green water doesn't fit the ideal image of summertime at the lake, but it is a common enough occurrence in the summertime. The green color is caused by microscopic algae. Just like other plants, they gather nutrients from their surroundings and use the ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 6, 2016

Is Your Tree Looking a Little Sad? Call Up a City Tree Inspector to Come Take a Look.

The City of Apple Valley has tree inspectors available to help look for signs of common tree diseases. Call 952-953-2400, and we'll come and take a look.

More on Diseased Trees...
Posted on: June 15, 2016

Emerald Ash Borer is in Apple Valley...You Have an Ash Tree...What Should You Do Now?

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an insect from Asia that kills ash trees. Tree decline may take a number of years as the insect larva bores under the bark, destroying food conducting tissues in the tree. EAB is a small insect that is hard to detect. An infe...Read on...

Emerald Ash Borer Injection Program...
Posted on: January 22, 2016

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Apple Valley

In response to the recent infestation in Apple Valley, residents are encouraged to watch ash trees for symptoms. EAB is one of America’s most destructive tree pests. Its larvae kill ash trees by tunneling into the wood and disrupting the flow of the tre...Read on...