# Denver trees
Denver may spend $2 million to save trees from emerald ash borer
The emerald ash borer.Colorado Department of Agriculture. (Denver, Colo.) A Denver City Council committee is set to award three contracts Tuesday for almost $2 million to fight the emerald ash borer, a ravenous beetle.
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