The Emerald Ash Borer has finally made its way to Colorado. Since its introduction to the United States in 2002, the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive pest species, has slowly made its way across the United States — moving East to West from its first infestation that is believed to be located in Michigan.
Since the discovery of the Emerald Ash Borer, over 26 states have been plagued with heavy tree loss. The Emerald Ash Borer does not have any natural predators, so when it is transported from point A to point B (usually by infested firewood), the pest has no problem plaguing and destroying local ash tree populations.
Northern Colorado is home to a large ash tree population — meaning that the Fort Collins, Greely, and Loveland areas are all at high-risk of infestation — especially after the Emerald Ash Borer was detected in Larimer County for the first time recently.
As a Northern Colorado homeowner, you might be wondering what you should know about the Emerald Ash Borer. In today’s blog, we will be discussing some of the general information that you should know about your trees and the Emerald Ash Borer in the event that the pest makes its way farther North in the coming months.