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Rockville group battling emerald ash borer

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May 28, 2012 at 6:40 am

ROCKVILLE, MN (KNSI) - Members of the Rockville Lions Club are using a 25-hundred dollar grant from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to try and stem the spread of the emerald ash borer in outstate Minnesota.

The club will use the money to buy and plant trees in Pleasant Lake Lions Park. A variety of trees will be planted including American linden, hackberry, river birch, honey locust, northern red oak, bur oak and black cherry.

By planting a wider variety of trees, the emerald ash borer can become confused, stemming its spread. There are also plans to plant native grasses and add a rain garden at the park.

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