On September 23, 2013, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was detected in Boulder County, confirming the state of Colorado is infected. Based on the proven destruction in the Midwest, scientists expect emerald ash borer will ultimately kill almost every unprotected ash tree presently growing in North America.
The emerald ash borer destruction will have a similar (or greater) impact and look on our urban forests as the Mountain Pine Beetle kill in Colorado high country without prevention, as experts in Colorado estimate 15-20% of all trees in the Front Range are ash trees.
What is the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)?
The Emerald Ash Borer is a green beetle native to Asia and Eastern Russia and arrived in the US through a warehouse in southeast Michigan in 2002. Emerald ash borer damages trees by tunneling (borer) areas under the bark, producing tunnels that obstruct the water and nutrients from moving within the tree.
The damage is progressive and difficult to see until permanent damage is already underway. The EAB is considered the most destructive forest pest ever to hit North America and has killed more than 50 million trees across 22 states.
How Can Terracare Associates Help You With Pest Control?
Terracare Associates, a leading landscape maintenance company headquartered in Colorado, has designed an innovative program, Emerald Ash Borer Management Response Plan to proactively assist property managers to tailor the best protection plan for their property and ash trees now and in the future.
We have a Certified Arborist on staff to assist each customer with building a customized EAB readiness plan for every sized property. The EAB Management Response Plan is a simple 3 step process and includes free inventory and value estimate of your ash trees.
The property budget and aesthetics is of utmost importance, and we listen to your needs to help evaluate the best protection options for managing EAB.