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For Immediate Release  • April 28, 2014

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Emerald Ash Borer: What Front Range, Northeast Colorado Communities Need to Know

With the highly destructive emerald ash borer (EAB) now confirmed in Colorado, many Front Range homeowners have questions about their ash trees and the risks presented by the invasive tree insect. Late last year EAB, already responsible for the death or decline of tens of millions of ash trees in more than 20 states, was detected in the City of Boulder. It poses a serious threat to northeast Colorado’s urban forests, where ash species comprise an estimated 15-20 percent of all trees.

To help homeowners and communities make decisions about dealing with the pest, this week the Colorado State Forest Service is releasing a new Quick Guide about EAB in Colorado. Primary recommendations for the Front Range and northeast Colorado include:

For more information about EAB infestation, treatment options and ash tree identification, view the guide online at or pick up a free copy at the nearest CSFS district. For current information about EAB in Colorado, including the current quarantine, go to



Media Contact:

City of Longmont: Holly Milne, Marketing Specialist, 303-774-4387,

Colorado State Forest Service: Ryan Lockwood or Brian Woodward 970-491-8970

Public Contact:

Public Works & Natural Resources Call Center, 303-651-8416,