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Cheyenne Urban Forestry urges homeowners to inspect their spruce trees for beetle infestation


March 22, 2018

CHEYENNE – The Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division, along with local arborists, are observing an uptick in the number of dead and dying spruce trees in Cheyenne as a result of the spruce ips beetle. This beetle was first identified in Cheyenne about a year and a half ago, and appears to be building in population. The ips beetle infests only spruce tree varieties, such as Colorado Blue Spruce, Black Hills Spruce and Engelmann Spruce. Other evergreens, such as pines, junipers and firs are not affected.

Homeowners should be on the lookout for the tell-tale signs and symptoms of a beetle attack,...

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