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Ohman will talk about history, culture and the beauty of the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca to just north of the Twin Cities at 2 p.m. June 25 at the activity center in the building, at 16880 Klamath Trail.

Ohman’s photography is featured in the “Minnesota Byways” series. His books will be available for purchase and signing.

RSVPs are requested by June 21. Call 952-435-8002.


Ash borer treatments are underway

Rainbow Treecare has begun treating 478 Burnsville ash trees as part of the city’s ash borer protection and removal plan. The city said residents who live near trees that will be treated in the boulevard will be notified of the treatments in coming weeks.

Residents may take advantage of the city’s contract price to treat ash trees on their private property at their own expense.

Residents who want to hire Rainbow Treecare can reach them at 952-767-6920. The price is $6.39 per inch of trunk diameter, measured 4.5 feet from the ground, and is valid through the end of 2014.

The city has approximately 3,000 ash trees in its boulevards, 930 in parks, 14,300 in public woodlands and more than 22,000 on private property, which would all be at risk of an ash borer infestation.

The city is encouraging residents to plant new trees and volunteer to pay for treatment of existing ash trees in the public right of way in their neighborhoods. Any tree work done in the city must be done with a permit by a contractor licensed by the city.

For more information on the city’s emerald ash borer plan, call the forestry department at 952-895-4508 or visit

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  • Sam Drahn, a research development coordinator for Rainbow Treecare, injected trees with pesticide in Burnsville. The city has over 40,230 ash trees at risk of an ash borer infestation. So far, Rainbow Treecare has begun treating 478 of those trees.

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