Tip of the Week: Emerald Ash Borer
|Emerald Ash Borer|
Too much of a good thing is usually bad and it’s no different with trees. The outbreak of Emerald Ash Borer in Boulder in 2013 and detection last summer in nearby Longmont makes the point. Already, this strange pest has killed billions of dollars of trees in 25 states and Colorado is now on the hit list.
- If you don’t know the types of trees already on your property, get the help of a green industry pro to identify what you have.
- Find out if you have any ash trees in your yard – so you will have an action plan if/when the borer heads your way.
- Seek professional advice about what’s best to plant in your yard and varieties that will work well with the plants and trees you already have.
- Follow care recommendations for water and nutrients to keep all plants healthy. Well-maintained plants that are consistently healthy and un-stressed are less susceptible to pests and diseases.