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The dreaded emerald ash borer has already killed tens of millions of ash trees throughout North America. The destructive pest was first discovered in Colorado in 2013 and continues to get the attention of our Loveland tree service. If you’ve never heard of EAB or know very little about it, we encourage you to check out these blog posts. Our team takes a closer look at how to report the EAB, what caused it to appear in the U.S., why it’s so dangerous and much more. If you believe your tree has been impacted by the emerald ash borer, please don’t hesitate to contact Schra Tree Care.

The Emerald Ash Borer: Signs, Treatment, & Response

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...

FAQ About The Emerald Ash Borer In Loveland

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.

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Our Loveland arborist has talked at length about the Emerald Ash Borer. As a refresher, this beetle is native to Asia and didn’t make its way to North America until the early 2000s. Ever since, the EAB has killed over 50 million ash trees in 29 states.

Maybe you recently went to a nursery in search of an ash tree to plant in your yard. The sad reality is that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find such trees in Northern Colorado. Simply put, people are concerned about the destructive nature of the Emerald Ash Borer.

It begs the question, “What should I plant instead of an ash tree?” At Schra Tree Care in Loveland, we love trees just as much as you do. That’s why we want to help you make an informed decision.

Here are five trees worth planting in place of an ash tree:


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It’s only a matter of time until the Emerald Ash Borer rears its ugly head in Northern Colorado. As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, this pest poses a serious threat to local ash trees. But how can you tell if you have this type of tree in your yard?

Here are three easy ways to identify an ash tree:

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It’s hard to imagine a small, green jewel beetle being responsible for the destruction of millions of ash trees in the U.S. The Emerald Ash Borer continues to get the attention of arborists throughout Northern Colorado and for good reason. In this post, we thought it would be beneficial to answer some of the more frequently asked questions about this dreaded pest.


It seems like the emerald ash borer is being discovered in a new region every month. As of May 2018, the pest has been found in 33 states, as well as the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba. Since its discovery in 2002, EAB has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America and cost hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

So what’s the most effective treatment for EAB? Here are a few options worth considering:


It’s been five years since the Emerald Ash Borer was first discovered in Colorado. This beetle continues to get the attention of homeowners and arborists alike and for good reason. In this post, we thought it would be good to review the signs and symptoms of an EAB attack.


It’s pretty amazing the amount of damage an exotic beetle can cause. Of course, we’re talking about the Emerald Ash Borer. This seemingly innocent insect was first spotted in southeastern Detroit in the summer of 2002. Ever since, the EAB has killed millions of ash trees in North America. In this post, we want to dive deeper into the EAB. Specifically, we want to answer this question: what caused the beetle to appear in the U.S. in the early 2000s?

A Summary Of The Emerald Ash Borer

The EAB is truly fascinating. Let’s start with the fact that the adult beetles nibble on ash foliage, but cause little to no damage. It’s what happens next that makes the EAB so deadly. The larvae feed on the inner bark of the tree, effectively disrupting its ability to transport water and nutrients. In a matter of time, the tree dies. So how did this insect wind up finding a home in America? Well, according to the Emerald Ash Borer Information Network, experts believe...


In previous blog posts, we’ve explained the ins and outs of the emerald ash borer. This common pest in Northern Colorado may not seem like a nuisance at first glance. However, the small green jewel beetle certainly packs a punch. Native to northeastern Asia, the emerald ash borer feeds on ash trees. What makes it so dangerous is that there are no predators to keep its population in control since it’s not native to the area. So what exactly should you be looking for when it comes to identifying the emerald ash borer? Keep reading to learn more.


The emerald ash borer certainly has the attention of Colorado residents and for good reason. Nearly 15 percent of the trees that make up the state’s urban forest are ash. Can you imagine such a large chunk of our beautiful landscape being wiped away by a beetle? Unfortunately, that’s a real possibility. When it comes to EAB, we have decisions to make. For example, if your tree were to be impacted by the disease, would it be worth saving? At what point should you consult a certified arborist? In this blog post, we will explain how to properly manage this insect.

Colorado State University and the Colorado Department of Agriculture recently put together a guide illustrating important decisions homeowners will have to make when it comes to EAB. Let’s go through a few of the more common scenarios should you choose to save your tree.

Keep in mind that not every tree is worth saving. If...