Protect Your Trees From Emerald Ash Borer
Since 2002, emerald ash borer, an invasive species of beetle, have killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in the U.S. On June 6, 2016, this pest was first reported here in Longmont, Colorado. With no native predators in an area with tens of thousands of ash trees, emerald ash borer poses a significant threat. This is one of the most destructive forest pests in the history of North America.
The City of Longmont will be gathering more information about the spread of this infestation using an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to fly over Valley Park, Hover Park, Pratt Park, Loomiller Park, Willow Farm Park, and Twin Peaks Golf Course. For your property, and your trees, however, it’s important to understand the symptoms of emerald ash borer infestation. Know how to protect your trees. Blue River Forestry & Tree Care can help you eliminate this threat from your property and protect your healthy ash trees.
How You Can Prevent the Spread of Emerald Ash Borer Infestation in Longmont, Colorado
The best way to maintain the health of your ash trees during this infestation is through ongoing preventative injections. At Blue River Forestry & Tree Care, we offer two of the most effective products available. Our ISA Certified Arborists can look at your ash trees and help you decide if they are healthy enough to qualify for these preventative injections. We’ll help guide you through the treatment and next steps to maintain the health of your ash trees. By proactively choosing these preventative services and ash borer treatment, you can protect your property from an infested tree and reduce the toll of this infestation on our entire region.
Symptoms of Ash Borer Infestation
If preventative treatment for emerald ash borer is too late, it is not effective. Once a tree becomes infected, the best option is removal to protect the rest of the trees on your property. Our ISA Certified Arborists will work with you to determine the safest, most efficient way to remove your tree while also limiting the spread of the infestation to other ash trees throughout Boulder County. We are dedicated to providing high-quality, efficient emerald ash borer treatment services to protect both the overall tree health of our communities and the safety of your property.
The best case scenario is to detect any damage early and take action fast. To spot emerald ash borer infestation in your trees, look for:
- Thinning of upper branches and twigs
- Loss of leaves
- New sprouts on the lower trunk or branches.
- Vertical splits in the bark that expose inner wood
Our arborists are fully equipped with the knowledge and experience to correctly identify an infestation in your ash tree and come up with a complete, straightforward ash borer treatment plan for the immediate care and long-term management of the affected trees.
Are Your Trees at Risk?
If you live on the Front Range, 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.