Emerald ash borer detected, what to know about this invasive pest
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Emerald ash borer detected, what to know about this invasive pest

The emerald ash borer is a non-native pest from Asia that feeds on ash trees. Without treatment, it can kill the trees.

The presence of an emerald ash borer in Loveland was confirmed by Colorado State University on Monday, according to a city of Loveland news release.

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle that feeds on ash trees. 

“Infestations seem to move more slowly in Colorado than they have in other states, but once it’s identified in a region, and without management and treatment, ash trees will succumb to EAB,” city of Loveland Urban Forester Jeff Caputo said in the release.

After the specimen was confirmed by Whitney Cranshaw, an entomology professor at CSU, Loveland’s forestry team inspected the vicinity and confirmed the infestation on trees Tuesday. That afternoon, the city worked with a tree removal service to remove impacted trees.