Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a highly destructive, non-native invasive beetle responsible for killing more than 100 million ash trees throughout the United States.
Recently detected in Colorado, EAB is a threat to the more than 800 street and public area ash trees in Berthoud.
Town of Berthoud Prevention and Mitigation Efforts
EAB Management Plan outlines treatment procedures
Cost-sharing pilot program that will assist homeowners in treating and replacing ash trees located in street rights-of-ways. Begins in 2018, per the approved annual budget.
Deploying traps around the community to collect data in trees
Removing selectively chosen ash trees to lessen risk
Replacing removed trees with a variety of other species
Using other treatment resources to manage remaining ash trees in Town
General assessment of condition, inventoried and numbered all parks and public area rights of way ash trees
Community outreach and wrapping green marking tape around the trunks of some parks ash trees to bring awareness to EAB
What to Look for as a Resident
Determine if you have ash trees on your property
Sparse leaves or branches in the upper part of the tree