Emerald ash borer confirmed in Colorado
(Nov 13, 2013)
An invasive insect pest, the Emerald ash borer, has been confirmed in Boulder.
Emerald ash borer is responsible for killing millions of ash trees in the Midwest and this is the first confirmed location in Colorado.
It is estimated there are over 70,000 ash trees in Westminster that could fall prey to this insect.
There are preventative pesticide applications that can be given to protect the ash trees, however it is too soon to treat in Westminster.
The recommendation is to only treat trees within five miles of a confirmed emerald ash borer site.
Don’t move firewood or other ash wood products from the quarantine area of Boulder County.
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