EAB Treatment and Prevention for Ash Trees in Denver

 

It’s happening, whether we want to admit it or not: the Emerald Ash Borer is starting to destroy ash trees across Boulder County.

The rest of the Denver metro area is next on its target list. What’s the Emerald Ash Borer, or EAB as it’s also known, and why is it a threat to trees? Our Fielding Tree team hears that question more frequently with this growing infestation.

EAB Warning Signs to Watch for Ash Trees in Denver

 

The Emerald Ash Borer beetle, or the EAB as it’s more commonly known, is already multiplying in northern Colorado communities.

The EAB was first recognized in Boulder in September 2013 and it poses an imminent threat on the city of Denver. CBS News in Denver reported that a Longmont-based arborist identified the EAB in a homeowner’s backyard in Longmont in June 2016.

Are Denver Trees at Risk of Fire Blight?

Spring is here and that means trees across Denver are starting to bloom. It also means the risk of fire blight is on the rise. We help homeowners fight the effects of fire blight on apple, crabapple, and pear trees. Fire blight moved through the Denver metro area in 2014 and continued south into Douglas County in 2015.

What’s fire blight and what are the signs of fire blight?

Fire blight is a bacterial diseases that presents itself through dead branches,