Emeral Ash Borer a Continued Threat to Trees in the East

Small insects do a lot of damage to trees and our forests. We've seen what the Mountain Pine Beetle has done. And it's moved into the trees in our Front Range communities.

Another insect that keeps our city foresters awake at night is the Emerald Ash Borer. This critter was imported from China and eastern Asia. It probably hopped a ride to North America in a crate.

Emerald Ash Borer was first identified in Michigan. The theory is the borer was doing damage to Michigan ash trees for eight or twelve years before it was officially identified. It's infested over five million trees covering 3,000 square miles. It's also been found in Ontario, Canada, Ohio and states along the east coast.

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