UPDATE: Park Point Brush Drop Off Site Due To Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Temporarily Closed
Last October there was evidence of emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle found in trees on Park Point in Duluth. An emergency quarantine went into effect until February for Park Point prompting a brush drop off site for Park Point residents. That is now temporarily closed.
This is the same insect was recently found in the City of Superior.
The City of Duluth had opened a drop off site for brush and tree parts specifically for residents of Park Point during the emergency quarantine of the emerald ash borer (EAB) on Park Point. After three weeks they have seen the demand for the drop off site wane and that has prompted the City of Duluth to temporarily close it. Their plan is to re-open it on a regular basis in early spring when there are more tree care activities.
If you are a Park Point resident, you can still have access to the site by making a request to Dale Sellner, Parks Maintenance, at 218-730-4303. Remember, this particular site is ONLY for Park Point residents. The emergency quarantine is still in effect until February 1, then the formal quarantine will begin.
Under that quarantine, NO wood parts can leave Park Point. Also, the public is not allowed to bring tree parts from other areas of the city onto Park Point.
The City thanks the public for their cooperation. The City’s EAB Draft Management Plan is also available for public review and comment until January 31.
If you have further questions please call the Arrest the Pest hotline at 888-545-6684.