Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District
Volunteers are being sought for a survey aimed at detecting emerald ash borers. Researchers have found a strong correlation between heavy woodpecker activity in ash trees in late winter and presence of emerald ash borer larvae. Emerald ash borers have been confirmed in Shoreview, within 30 miles of ...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A new program is being launched in Elk River to train citizens to prune trees in parks and other public spaces. The Citizen Pruner Program is a University of Minnesota pilot program. Four cities in Sherburne County have been selected to participate — Elk River, Big ...Read More
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The Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District has been awarded grants to help protect and restore Minnesota’s streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater. They include: • $150,400 to reduce nitrogen leaching on cropland. • $86,250 for a Briggs Lake Chain restoration partnership. • $60,000 to...Read More
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•When it comes to selecting trees, ‘diversity is your friend’ – click here. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A survey of trees in Elk River has yielded a few surprises. One is that the most prevalent type of tree in the city is spruce. A second is that there are fewer ash trees th...Read More
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