Emerald Ash Borer Most Destructive Forest Pest ever in North America

Emerald ash borer is responsible for killing more than 50 million ash trees in 29 states.

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Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care was recently retained by the City and County of Denver to treat municipal ash trees in the battle against emerald ash borer (EAB).

“With EAB in Longmont [Colorado] since June of 2016, I cannot stress enough how important it is for homeowners and property managers to view EAB as a significant threat. The good news is you have treatment options to prevent the destruction,” said John Gibson, president of Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care.

Emerald ash borer was first discovered in Boulder County back in September of 2013 and again in June of 2016 in Longmont. Emerald ash borer is considered the most destructive forest pest ever in North America. It is responsible for killing more than 50 million ash trees in 29 states. Across the front range of Colorado alone, one out of six trees are at risk.

In July of 2017, Swingle celebrates its 70th anniversary proudly caring for both residential and commercial properties across the front range. With over 40 arborists certified through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Swingle is at the forefront of identifying and measuring ash trees along the Colorado front range, and providing customers with a variety of treatment options.

Swingle is proud to work with the City and County of Denver as it continues its efforts to actively educate the public about the reality of emerald ash borer. For more information on the City of Denver’s public education campaign to assist residents in identifying, treating or replacing ash trees, please visit BeASmartAsh.org.