Boulder County Parks and Open Space has begun implementing its Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan on lands managed by Boulder County, including ash trees on county-owned or maintained properties or rights-of-way. The plan was approved by the Boulder County Board of Commissioners on August 25, 2015. The plan guides EAB management efforts such as removals, treatments and new plantings for county-managed ash trees in response to the emerald ash borer infestation.
The plan covers trees covered by the following Boulder County departments: Administrative Services; Housing and Human Services; Parks and Open Space; and Transportation. A Boulder County ash tree inventory identified about 1,500 such trees, most of which are located adjacent to county roadways.
This plan does *not,* however, apply to ash trees located on federal, state, municipal or private property within Boulder County. If you are a property owner in Boulder County, now is the time to make a plan for your ash trees. View Boulder County Extension’s Emerald Ash Borer Page to learn what Boulder County citizens can do to prepare for EAB’s arrival in their own backyards.