Ash Destroying EAB

Emerald Ash Borer, A Destructive Beetle That Threatens Ash Trees Was Confirmed In Broomfield.  A Resident Near 136th Avenue And Main St. Contacted A City Forester After Discovering A Suspicious Insect That Was Later Confirmed As Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).

The City And County Of Broomfield Have Treated Its 2,900 Ash Trees Located On Right-Of-Ways And In Parks, To Resist EAB, But Private Landowners And HOAs Will Still Need To Do Their Part.

No Federal Quarantine Was Announced Pending Identification Of Actual Trees Symptomatic Of EAB Infestation.  Forestry Officials Say Identifying The Presence Of The Insect Itself Is The First Step, But They Will Also Have To Find Evidence Of Ash Trees Which Have Been Infested Before A Quarantine Is Considered.

What This Means To Broomfield Tree Owners Goes Beyond Just Ash Trees. The Boulder County Quarantine Banned Movement Of All Hardwood Logs And Debris, Not Just Ash, Out Of Much Of The County.  That Includes Tree Services Tasked With Removing Or Trimming A Tree. This Usually Has The Effect Of Raising Costs For All Tree Work.

Emerald Ash Borer Was First Discovered In Colorado In 2013. It Started In Boulder And Has Spread To Lyons And Lafayette. Quarantines Are Meant To Slow, Not Prevent The Spread Of EAB And So Far That Strategy Has Worked Allowing Populous Counties To The South Of Boulder To Prepare.

For more information:

We Recommend Checking Out Entomology Today’s Article About Inspecting Your Trees For EAB Damage Or Contacting A Local Arborist For An Evaluation.

Other Resources.

Six Symptoms Of EAB

Emerald Ash Borer FAQ