The city of Denver is cracking down on the IPS beetle! Learn how you can do your part to keep your trees safe and keep this pest away.
Denver is nationally recognized for its breathtaking scenery. Wooded hills, fall foliage, and more are admired by tourists and locals alike. In a city where you can enjoy the views by biking 85 miles worth of bike paths or hiking favorite parks such as Red Rocks and Rocky Mountain National Park,
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.
As their name suggests,