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Swingle Committed to Educate Clients About Emerald Ash Borer in Colorado

Posted on: May 19th, 2014

If you haven’t heard of emerald ash borer yet, unfortunately you will. The most destructive urban forest pest in North America is in Colorado, which means we are at risk of losing our ash tree population 1.45 million trees according to the Dept. of Agriculture). Emerald ash borer was discovered in Boulder in 2013 and tends to move rather slowly. What’s difficult, is truly knowing when the pest reached Colorado and how fast it’s spreading along the Front Range.

Experts have recently uncovered the fact that emerald ash borer arrived in Michigan (ground zero) 10 years before it was found, and it is estimated the green eating machine infested trees in Colorado years before it was officially detected. This is why we are taking a proactive approach to communicate to our clients and protect our ash trees.

As Colorado’s lawn care and tree service experts, we are committed to keeping our clients updated on threats to our Colorado landscapes. It’s important we create awareness about emerald ash borer sooner than later, so homeowners can make an informed decision. By our calculations, we’ve reached approximately 59% of our clients and plan to hit 90% by the end of July.

If you have an ash tree, it’s important you know your options, as there will be costs associated with emerald ash borer regardless of what choice you make.

Don’t know if you have an ash tree, find out here.


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