Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week in North DakotaNorth Dakota officials are trying to raise awareness of the emerald ash borer.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials are trying to raise awareness of the emerald ash borer.
The beetles have killed tens of millions of ash trees in several states and in recent years have spread into neighboring Minnesota. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the threat to trees in the state can't be overestimated.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple has proclaimed Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week. City foresters will be tying ribbons along with informational fliers to publicly owned ash trees in more than a dozen cities.
North Dakota has about 78 million ash trees.