Colorado Tree Climbing Company Raises EAB Awareness

Colorado tree climbing company raises EAB awareness

  • September 22, 2017

DENVER — Enjoying trees from the ground is great in its own right. But for Harv Teitelbaum, he gains a whole new appreciation for trees once he’s up in the midst of one.

That’s why Teitelbaum started Tree Climbing Colorado alongside his partner Griëtte van der Heide 15 years ago: to help people — especially kids — begin to see and appreciate trees in a whole new light. The two spoke with the Columbine Courier about their efforts to raise a greater level of appreciation for trees, including their recent endeavor to help the City of Denver raise emerald ash borer awareness at the International Society of Arboriculture’s annual tree climbing competition in Washington Park this summer.

“You can’t believe how a tree looks different from up there,” van der Heide told the Courier. “It changes everything.”

(Photo Credit: Chancey Bush, Evergreen Newspapers)

Help Denver Fight EAB By Mapping Your Favorite Trees With Curio

Help Denver fight EAB by mapping your favorite trees with Curio

  • September 15, 2017

DENVER — Your friendly City Forester has mapped each and every one of the public ash trees in Denver as part of its effort to prepare for the inevitable arrival of emerald ash borer (EAB). As the most destructive forest pest in U.S. history, EAB has decimated ash tree populations and caused billions of dollars in damage in more than 25 states and parts of Canada.

But it’s not just ash trees. The city has actually mapped all of Denver’s public trees, giving you the chance to learn more about the trees around you and the benefits they provide. You can give them all a look using the interactive map on this very website.

But that may leave you with intense FOMOOMT — Fear Of Missing Out On Mapping Trees. Not to worry. You can now join the tree mapping party in Denver thanks to an app called Curio.

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Video: Planting Unique Trees May Protect Denver From EAB

Video: Planting unique trees may protect Denver from EAB

  • September 6, 2017

DENVER — Getting the word out about the emerald ash borer (EAB) and its potential impact on Denver’s 330,000 ash trees is a full-time job, and our friends at 9NEWS — more specifically, the producers of the show “Colorado & Company” — have been a big help.

Our very own friendly Denver City Forester Rob Davis appeared on the show recently, explaining whether EAB has been found in Denver, how many vulnerable ash trees we have in Denver and why they’re valuable, how you can identify an ash tree, the tell-tale signs of EAB, whether it makes sense to keep or replace your ash, your EAB treatment options, the city’s plan to treat Denver’s public ash trees and potential trees you can plant besides ash to help diversify and protect our urban tree canopy.

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