Is Your Plot of the Urban Forest at Risk of Emerald Ash Borer?
There are an estimated 11,000 ash trees in Erie, Colorado, and those on your property could be at risk from one of the most destructive forest pests in the history of North America. Emerald ash borer, an invasive species of beetle from Asia, was first detected in Michigan in 2002 and made its way to Erie and Boulder County by 2013. Since its discovery, the emerald ash borer has been responsible for the death of hundreds of millions of ash trees in the U.S.
Under a federal quarantine since 2013, the City of Erie must preserve its healthy ash trees and protect its part of our urban forest. If your property has ash trees, contact us at Blue River Forestry & Tree Care today. Our ISA Certified Arborists have the tools and experience to keep your property healthy and help curb the spread of this invasive pest.
Preventative Emerald Ash Borer Treatment
The best way to preserve your ash trees during this epidemic is using ongoing preventative injections. At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, we can provide the best protection possible using two of the most effective products available. Our ISA Certified Arborists can examine your trees and help you decide if your ash trees are healthy enough to qualify for preventative emerald ash borer treatments. Our team can help guide you through treatment and any next steps you should take to ensure the health and vitality of your trees. By taking the preventative steps to protect your property’s ash trees, you can prevent hazards from an infested tree and also stem the spread of this invasive beetle species for our entire Front Range region.
Know the Symptoms of Emerald Ash Borer Infestation
The best way to protect your trees is to take action early. All ash trees should ideally be treated before showing any signs of infestation. If you have ash trees on your property, let us know and we can apply preventative care. You should also become familiar with the signs of emerald ash borer infestation so you can call us as soon as your trees require treatment. Some of the signs to be aware of include:
- Sparse foliage or thinning of the canopy
- Excessive sprouting of epicormic shoots from the trunk or roots
- Vertical bark splitting
- D-shaped emergence holes on trunk about 1/8 inch wide
- Increased woodpecker activity
Our arborists have the knowledge and experience to identify an ash borer infestation, and we can develop a complete, straightforward ash borer treatment plan for your trees. Our team can help you both with the immediate care and long-term management of your affected trees.
Removing Emerald Ash Borer Infested Trees From Your Erie, Colorado Property
Because of the invasive nature of emerald ash borer and the speed this pest’s damage can spread, removing damaged or dead ash trees is often the best, safest option. The ISA Certified Arborists at Blue River Forestry & Tree Care can help you understand when a tree requires removal. We can help you determine the safest, most efficient way to remove your tree while limiting the spread of the infestation to other ash trees throughout Erie, Colorado, and the rest of our region. We are dedicated to providing high-quality, efficient ash borer treatment services to protect both the overall tree health of our communities and the safety of your property.
Are Your Trees at Risk?
If you live in Erie, CO, chances are you have at least one ash tree that needs to be protected from decline or death due to emerald ash borer infestation. If you suspect your trees are at risk for infestation, you can depend on the effective ash borer treatment services from Blue River Forestry & Tree Care! We employ ISA Certified Arborists and have the machinery, equipment, and staff to manage your specialty tree care needs.We proudly provide tree care services to Boulder, Broomfield, Louisville, Lafayette, Longmont, Niwot, and Erie.
Has your Plot of the Urban Forest Been Invaded by Emerald Ash Borer?
For a free evaluation for this destructive pest, and advice how to rid yourself of it, call (720) 256-9056.