Be a Smart Ash: City Prepares Denver Residents to Battle Destructive Emerald Ash Borer

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DENVER, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Denver's City Forester is encouraging Denver residents to embrace their inner Smart Ash and join the Be A Smart Ash movement, a campaign launched today in preparation for the inevitable arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a metallic-green insect that destroys ash trees. The flying pest, which was discovered in Boulder in September 2013, hasn't yet been detected in Denver. However, one in six trees in the City and County of Denver is an ash tree, so it's vital that residents understand how they can save their ash trees and protect the city's urban forest.

Residents can become Smart Ashes by visiting BeASmartAsh.org for valuable resources such as how to identify ash trees, signs of EAB infestation, and resources to help residents take action by treating or removing ash trees on their property.

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Be a Smart Ash: City Prepares Denver Residents to Battle Destructive Emerald Ash Borer
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DENVER, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Denver's City Forester is encouraging Denver residents to embrace their inner Smart Ash and join the Be A Smart Ash movement, a campaign launched today in preparation for the inevitable arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a metallic-green insect that destroys ash trees. The flying pest, which was discovered in Boulder in September 2013, hasn't yet been detected in Denver. However, one in six trees in the City and County of Denver is an ash tree, so it's vital that residents understand how they can save their ash trees and protect the city's urban forest.

Residents can become Smart Ashes by visiting BeASmartAsh.org for valuable resources such as how to identify ash trees, signs of EAB infestation, and resources to help residents take action by treating or removing ash trees on their property.

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Emerald ash borer in the USA 2015-16ongoing2016-02-26
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