How can I protect my Ash tree in Colorado from Emerald Ash Borer?

sparse leaves in upper part of tree Photo: Daniel Herms, The Ohio State University Bugwood.org

Sparse leaves in upper part of tree
Photo: Daniel Herms, The Ohio State University
Bugwood.org

Update on the Emerald Ash Borer:

Last month, we informed you that the Colorado Department of Agriculture confirmed that the Emerald Ash Borer was found in Boulder County. This news has all of us concerned. Please feel confident that we are researching and acquiring the most updated information from our partners at CSU, the Dept. of Agriculture and many other city agencies. Currently, Boulder is conducting surveys and we’re eager to know the results. This will determine the next steps for surveys to be conducted in Denver.

BE PROACTIVE:
If you, or anyone you know, in Denver or the surrounding areas think that your trees might have the Emerald Ash Borer; please contact us immediately, as well as the Colorado Department of Agriculture and/or City Forester.

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Mountain High Tree is here to help! To have us come out and take a look at your Ash Tree to see how best to protect it from the Emerald Ash Borer, call 303.232.0666 or send us an online estimate request »

adult emerald ash borer Photo: Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation and  Natural Resources - Forestry Archive • Bugwood.org

Adult Emerald Ash Borer
Photo: Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources – Forestry Archive • Bugwood.org

WHAT’S BEING DONE?
In an effort to potentially contain this problem, a quarantine has been set up for areas around Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, Louisville, and Broomfield. This quarantine restricts the movement of Ash trees and subsequent debris out of the quarantined areas. The movement of firewood also falls under a movement restriction unless the material is appropriately treated through a heating process.

WHAT WE ARE DOING:
In order for us to stay ahead of this problem, we are busy evaluating our clients who have Ash trees. This evaluation will help us develop the protection protocol against Emerald Ash Borer for each property. We will send our recommendations with your annual Plant Health Care Proposals after January 1st.

The current pressure of Emerald Ash Borer would not require every tree in the Denver Metro area to be treated, however, each homeowner will have to determine how much exposure they are willing to handle if they wait to begin a treatment protocol. Our Arborists are available to help you determine how your property may be impacted by the Emerald Ash Borer.

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