(CONFLUENCE DENVER) — Ash trees took root in Denver in the 1970s and ’80s, according to Denver City Forester Rob Davis. They do well in the city’s poor soil, so they became an ideal replacement for American elm, which was devastated by Dutch elm disease. Now the emerald ash borer poses an even graver threat to Denver’s urban canopy than Dutch elm disease did decades ago.
(LONGMONT TIMES-CALL) — The emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Longmont. The EAB, which kills ash trees, was first discovered in Boulder in 2013. The EAB’s appearance in Longmont represents the first sighting in the state outside of Boulder.
DENVER (Your City Now) — Denver City Forester Rob Davis spoke with Denver 8 TV on the value of ash trees in the Mile High City, and the impact the emerald ash borer (EAB) could have on them. “Once EAB shows up in a city, usually it’s a 10-year period before all the ash trees that are not protected will die,” Davis said. “But trees that are protected will live — as long as somebody treats them.”
DENVER — Denver’s City Forester is encouraging Denver residents to embrace their inner Smart Ash and join the Be A Smart Ash movement, a campaign launched May 2 in preparation for the inevitable arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a metallic-green insect that destroys ash trees.
(TELEMUNDO DENVER) — La Oficina de Silvicultura de Denver está pidiendo a las personas que viven en la ciudad que ayuden a mantener a sus fresnos frescos y saludables. La Ciudad de Denver lanzó el 4 de mayo la campaña “Estar fresco con un fresno” para motivar a los residentes a proteger el bosque urbano de Denver. Pulsa aquí para saber más
(CBS4) — An insect threatening to kill hundreds of trees in Colorado has gotten the attention of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, who wants to get ahead of the problem. “The city’s strategy is to educate our residents,” said Denver City Forester Rob Davis. Click here to learn more
(9NEWS) — Denver is facing an invasion that could change the look and feel of the city. The Emerald Ash Borer is already in Colorado, and now the city is warning it could take out swaths of the city’s ash trees. Click here to learn more
(FOX31) — Hundreds of thousands of trees in Denver could face devastation from a bug that has already destroyed millions of trees in 25 other states. The emerald ash borer has already shown up in Boulder and it’s expected in Denver any time now. Click here to learn more
(DENVER POST) — While Denver braces for the arrival of the emerald ash borer, a metallic green flying insect that destroys ash trees, city officials have asked for the public’s help in identifying and dealing with this threat to the urban forest. Click here to learn more
(BOULDER DAILY CAMERA) — An exotic pest that has damaged trees in Boulder is expected to spread to metro Denver and could cost millions of dollars, according to a new report on the health of Colorado’s forests. Click here to learn more