On behalf of Be A Smart Ash, we simply can’t stress enough how important it is for Denver residents to take action when it comes to identifying, treating and/or replacing their private property ash trees as soon as possible. Ultimately, if you have an ash tree, emerald ash borer (EAB) prevention plans depend on how much you value your ash tree. If you’d prefer the safest option with the least hassle, removal and/or replacement is your best bet. For those determined to hang on to their ash trees, ongoing treatment options also exist.

The one option you shouldn’t consider, however, is treating or replacing your ash tree yourself if you’re not a licensed tree professional. There are many tree professionals that are licensed by the Office of the City Forester who can manage pruning, treatment, and the removal of trees on your private property or in the public right-of-way.

Find a licensed tree care professional.