Threats to Our Trees in Lowry
From Emerald Ash Borer to Kermes Scale
The City of Denver is gearing up to raise public awareness and and fight the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. Just this Spring, Denver launched the Be A Smart Ash campaign as 1-in-6 of Denver's trees are Ash trees. “Over the next decade the Emerald Ash Bore has the potential to destroy more of Denver’s urban forest than any other disease or pestilence in history”, said the City of Denver.
There are at least five types of Ash trees in Lowry, many in the tree lawns of the Northwest and South neighborhoods, that are at risk of infestation by the Emerald Ash Borer, or may already be infected by the Lilac Ash Borer. Many of the Oak trees in Lowry have Kermes Scale infestations that need to be treated. To learn to identify if your trees need treatment and access resources for tree care, click here.