Riverton, New Jersey, 1916.
Why does a random place back east and a time over a century ago matter? It’s the first known instance when Japanese beetles were confirmed to be present in the United States. Since that time this menace of a little bug made its way across the U.S. to the Mile High city of Denver. The Japanese beetle (popillia japonica) is arguably one of the most devastating threats to landscaping,
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.
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.