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Emerald Ash Borer Radio Commercials

Emerald Ash Borer Radio Commercials

Have you heard the radio commercials about the emerald ash borer insecticide treatments? This means two things. Either the EAB is an immediate threat to ash trees or the insecticide company is taking a profit making opportunity by advertising. There is a little truth in both. Your course of action depends on where you live in the Front Range. Next, get informed about the EAB….

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Biological Control of the Emerald Ash Borer

Biological Control of the Emerald Ash Borer

This little wasp might slow the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Colorado. Last year the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the City of Boulder and the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service released a stingless wasp to target the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Boulder. The name of the wasp is the Tetrastichus planipennisi. They are native to North…

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Am I Missing Something?

Am I Missing Something?

The heavy snow on Mothers Day last week broke branches and toppled trees across the city. The snow was able to accumulate on the branches since most trees in Denver had leafed out. Weak branches snapped and fell into the yards and streets across the city. It would be interesting to calculate the cost and manhours needed to clean up the yards and streets after…

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Fungus or Insect Problem

The two biggest factors that contribute to the decline and eventual death of a tree are fungus and insect damage. Many fungal diseases thrive in wet weather. Your tree’s species, location, the amount of sun and rain it gets, and how dense the foliage is, can play a big factor in some of the problems we see. Many of the problems can take care of…

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