Ash Borer Infestation Moving Slower Than Expected

One of Colorado

Credit: AP

To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

One of Colorado's top entomologists says the spread of a destructive beetle called the emerald ash borer is happening slower than expected.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture said in July the emerald ash borer had been found in three more locations in Boulder since the insect was first detected in the city in September. But Whitney Cranshaw, an entomology professor at Colorado State University, tells The Denver Post the announcement that the beetle was found in only three locations next to the existing infestation area was "great news."

The upshot, she says, is local governments in the Denver metro area and residents with ash trees on their property have at least another year to prepare. The beetles have killed more than 50 million ash trees in more than 20 U.S. states since 2002.

KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 271596561 -
Gray Television, Inc.