The destructive Emerald Ash Borer which has destroyed millions of Ash trees in the East and Mid-West has now made its way to Colorado.
Ash trees, because of their fast-growth and weather-resistance, have become very popular in the Denver area and local agricultural experts are extremely worried about the potential impact of the Emerald Ash Borer invasion on Denver’s urban landscape.
Ash trees that are attacked by this malicious beetle WILL DIE. Once the insects have infected a tree, it cannot be saved. The only remedy is to take careful and appropriate steps to prevent the Emerald Ash Borers from gaining a foothold in the first place.
Fortunately, the professional arborists at Alpine Tree & Shrub Care have developed a program to effectively combat this invasive menace and protect your valuable Ash trees. Contact us today to find out how the Alpine treatment regimen can insure that your beautiful trees are no longer vulnerable to the Emerald Ash Borer menace.
Emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, is an exotic beetle that was discovered in southeastern Michigan near Detroit in the summer of 2002.
The adult beetles nibble on ash foliage but cause little damage. The larvae (the immature stage) feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients. Emerald ash borer probably arrived in the United States on solid wood packing material carried in cargo ships or airplanes originating in its native Asia. Emerald ash borer was found in Ohio in 2003, northern Indiana in 2004, northern Illinois and Maryland in 2006, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia in 2007, Wisconsin, Missouri and Virginia in the summer of 2008, Minnesota, New York, Kentucky in the spring of 2009, Iowa in the spring of 2010, Tennessee in the summer of 2010, Connecticut, Kansas, and Massachusetts in the summer of 2012, New Hampshire in the spring of 2013, North Carolina and Georgia in the summer of 2013, and Colorado in the fall of 2013. See more at: www.emeraldashborer.info