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Ash Tree Identification- Emerald Ash Borer Denver

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

Protect Your Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer

The effects of emerald ash borer on Colorado’s urban forests will be felt for generations to come. The good news is, we can protect our trees, if we’re informed and proactive. The Denver tree service experts at Swingle want to help you find out if you have an ash tree below…

1. Does the tree have compound leaves with 5 to 11 leaflets as seen below?

Ash tree leaf

2. Are the branches and buds in pairs directly across _from each other (opposite branching)?

Ash tree buds and branches

3. Have you seen paddle shaped seed pods like below (seeds are on female ash trees)?

ashseeds

4. What’s the bark look like? Mature bark has diamond-shaped ridges.

ash tree bark

If you believe you have an ash tree affected by emerald ash borer Denver, it’s important to meet with a professional to discuss your options. Please contact us to have a Landscape Care Consultant provide a complimentary consultation.

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