Ash Trees Slated for Removal at William O'Brien State Park

William O’Brien State Park might look a little different the next time you visit. Park staff are removing trees infected by Emerald Ash Borers. Approximately 200 infected trees will be removed from high-traffic areas such as the campgrounds, day use area, and visitor center. These trees are being removed for public safety due to their high hazard potential as they become weakened by the infestation.

We ask that park visitors be patient with park staff and stay out of closed areas as cutting occurs. We also ask that you not move any of the cut timber to avoid further spread of the Emerald Ash Borer to unaffected areas.

For more information about Emerald Ash Borer and its effects visit the MN DNR website