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


March 14, 2019

CHEYENNE – Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division along with local arborists are continuing to observe an uptick in the number of dead and dying spruce trees in Cheyenne. This is the result of the spruce ips beetle. This current beetle infestation was first identified in Cheyenne about two and a half years ago and has shown no signs of slowing down. This beetle only infests spruce, 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 o...

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