forestry

Fargo Recognizes Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week

People are asked to buy wood locally to avoid spreading the pest

FARGO, N.D. —¬†The city of Fargo is working to protect trees from a pest called Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). EAB kills ash trees specifically by feeding on the layer of wood that moves water and nutrients through the tree. It can be spread when people move wood from one affected area to another. “The pest is being carried by firewood…

Got Firewood? You May Get a Visit From the Forestry Department

How you can help prevent the death of hundreds of trees in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — Knock knock, the firewood inspector may be coming to your door soon. Fargo forestry workers are looking for potentially disease carrying logs in firewood stacks. In 2016, about 400 American elm trees in Fargo were destroyed by the Dutch elm disease. “People that store firewood, they harbor those bugs,” said Fargo certified arborist,¬†Scott English. “They colonize and…

Tree Trimming Begins in the City of Fargo

Removing dead branches makes trees stronger, resist diseases and withstand severe winds

FARGO, N.D. — Winter is just about over, but, before the leaves of spring appear, city crews are finishing up another season of tree trimming. Spring officially arrives later this month, and, by then, the city’s trees will once again be full of leaves. The city of Fargo is making sure that every one of their trees is ready for…