Northern Colorado is known for having beautiful trees that loom over pockets of water and creeks in our semi-arid climate. While the large cottonwood and ash trees are beautiful, some of our most beautiful trees are under attack. Ash trees are incredibly beautiful trees, some of which live for hundreds of years, but not that there is an invasive pest in town, their lifespan may see a decrease.
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle that originated from a natural range in Russia, China, Japan, and the Koreas. In June of 2002, the first documented case of Emerald Ash Borers was found in the United States, and now they can be found in most parts of the country.
Because our trees, here in Northern Colorado, are seemingly under attack, a lot of local residents have questions about the EAB and what they can do to minimize the damage caused by this pest. In today’s blog post, we hope to answer a few of the most common questions.