Hang on to your ash.  The emerald ash borer has become prolific in this area. Expanding exponentially within the Rochester city limits.

Last year, according to Rochester City Forester Jeff Haberman, there may have been 12 to 15 known to be infected.  This year Haberman told KROC AM listeners that that number has grown to around 500 and that it will continue to go up. In other words, treat your tree or lose it..

If you have questions regarding your ash tree or have any other questions for the office of the City Forester, call 507-328-2515 or go their website.