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August 12, 2015

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Andrew Barth, 303-441-1032

Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan public comment period open

Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan public comment period now open

Comments accepted until Friday, Aug. 21

Boulder County’s Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Management Plan (Plan) will be available for review and public comment through 11:59 p.m., Friday, Aug. 21. The EAB Plan is available on the county’s EAB website and by request.

The EAB Plan will guide the county on how to manage ash trees on county-maintained properties and road rights-of-way.

To provide comments or to request a copy of the plan:

  • Use the online comment form;
  • Send an email to EAB@bouldercounty.org;
  • Call 303-678-6048; or,
  • Send a letter to – Brett Stadsvold, c/o Boulder county Parks and Open Space, 5201 St. Vrain Road, Longmont, CO 80503

EAB was found in the City of Boulder in September 2013. EAB is a non-native, wood-boring beetle that attacks native ash (Fraxinus) tree species. It is a state and federally-regulated invasive pest that is responsible for the death of tens of millions of ash trees in 26 states.

Boulder County is working with the city of Boulder, adjacent communities and the Colorado Department of Agriculture to ensure consistency and coordination of any communications and policy decisions.

For more information on the EAB and the EAB Plan, contact Brett Stadsvold, Boulder County EAB Coordinator, at eab@bouldercounty.org or by calling 303-678-6048. You can also contact the CSU Extension in Longmont at 303-678-6238. Interested parties are encouraged to subscribe to the county’s EAB email listserv to receive up-to-date news and other information about the county’s efforts to control the insect.

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