Ash trees provide numerous benefits to our community and experts predict that the emerald ash borer (EAB) will infest and kill all unprotected ash trees in Minnesota. EAB larvae feed on the inner bark of ash trees and disrupt the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients. Once an ash tree is infested, it has almost zero chance of survival unless it is treated in time. Effective protection options exist and the City of Wayzata has contracted with Rainbow Treecare to provide a city-wide discount for homeowners wishing to protect their ash trees. The cost to treat a large, healthy ash tree for 10 to 20 years is substantially less than the price of tree and stump removal. Visit rainbowtreecare.com/Wayzata or call 952-767-6920 for more info.