Category Archives: Insect Control


Emerald Ash Borer Update

Emerald Ash Borer Update

The emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered in Boulder County in September 2013. This created great concern in Colorado because the EAB is responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of ash trees in the eastern half of the U.S. Ash trees make up about 15 percent of the urban tree forest in the Colorado front range. The Denver Metro Area alone has over…

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What is the Worth of a Tree?

What is the Worth of a Tree?

Trees shade and cool homes on a hot day and add neighborhood ambience. They increase the enjoyment of a person who drives or walks down a tree lined street. Trees create street appeal and make neighborhoods more beautiful. But are trees actually worth money? The answer is yes. Type in “What is a tree worth?” into Google, several tree value calculators come up in the…

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Potential $1 Billion Economic Impact of The Emerald Ash Borer on Denver County

This blog is based on readings from the multi-state bulletin put out by the North Central Integrated Pest Management in 2009 and an article published in the ISA Arboriculture and Urban Forestry publication in 2007. See bibliography and links to the articles below. The North Central part of the United States has been dealing with the EAB the longest. Colorado can build upon the knowledge…

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Emerald Ash Borer in Colorado

Gardening By Susan Clotfelter The Denver Post Posted:   10/12/2013 12:01:00 AM MDT | Updated:   2 months ago   Emerald ash borer larvae live in the nutrient-supplying layers of ash trees, creating trademark serpentine tunnels and killing the trees within three to five years. (Christopher Asaro, Virginia Department of Forestry, Bugwood.org) Related Stories Nov 12: Emerald ash borer puts Colorado tree experts on alert…

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