Denver will remember the Emerald Ash Borer beetle.
How do we know? Because the Emerald Ash Borer, or EAB as it’s often called, is already leaving a wide swathe of destruction from Michigan to the mountains of Colorado. Cities across the Midwest are already seeing the effects of this metallic-green menace. As one example, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis was home to over 800 ash trees that died because of the EAB’s impact.
This is the time of year when many gardeners and folks who have a bit of a green thumb start getting excited about planning and cultivating there plants and gardens. As the weather begins to warm, we delight in seeing the fruits of our labor. The warmer weather also brings with it a nasty, little pest determined to feast on our fantastic flora.
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Whether they are in your backyard or in a forest, spruce trees are a truly beautiful and majestic part of the Colorado landscape. These blue, green beauties are truly a sight to behold. These trees are so beautiful Coloradans elected to make it our state tree.
Sadly, this Colorado symbol is under attack from a new pest. The IPS Beetle recently became a big problem for spruce trees across the Front Range.