WOBURN, Mass., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborjet, a company dedicated to developing remedies for the world's most destructive tree insects and diseases, invites homeowners to join together this fall and become part of the "Million Tree Challenge™" to help save one million American trees from the devastating effects of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and other invasive pests by the end of 2013.
If trees are not cared for, pests like EAB can cause serious damage, even leading to tree death. Mature trees that have succumbed to EAB are expensive to remove and replace, potentially costing over $1,000 per tree. When properly cared for, the cost of treatment is much lower, especially when considering the annual value of these large mature trees. By helping to preserve the environmental, economic and esthetic benefits trees provide, homeowners can continue to enjoy the many benefits of their ash trees.
Emerald Ash Borer larvae do the most damage from August to October, when they feed on tissue inside the tree. Fall is the ideal time to treat with TREE-age® Insecticide to control larvae now and adults in the spring. "In our East Lansing test, fall treatments with TREE-age worked as well as spring treatments. Trunk injecting trees with TREE-age is the most effective treatment for protecting trees from Emerald Ash Borer. No other product controls EAB as well as TREE-age for 2 years after a single treatment," said Dr. Dave Smitley, Professor in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University and Landscape Industries Extension Specialist.
Forward-thinking certified arborists, and over 150 municipalities are using trunk injections with TREE-age to ensure the country's neighborhoods and urban forests remain beautiful now and for the future. Tree trunk injection works by having a licensed applicator deliver the appropriate formulation dose directly into a tree's vascular system so that it moves quickly to the target area. Unlike spraying and soil drenching, tree trunk injections are sealed in the tree, limiting environmental exposure. Nothing is placed into the air or soil at the time of injection. The active ingredient keeps working through the tree's vascular system into the spring, providing continued protection as trees begin to produce leaves. In fact, TREE-age protects trees against EAB for up to two years and can stop damage even if the tree is currently under attack.
Invasive tree pests like Emerald Ash Borer are wreaking havoc on America's urban forests and have destroyed over 60 million ash trees to date, but there are effective ways to mitigate this destruction. In fact, in 2012, over 850,000 trees were protected against tree pest attacks via quick acting, long lasting trunk injection treatments from Arborjet. As an environmentally responsible treatment, trunk injections with TREE-age cost significantly less than removing and replacing mature trees. Additionally, the treatment of these trees also had a significant economic impact, saving the United States an estimated total of $714 million: $612 million in tree removal and replacement costs, and an annual tree benefit value of $102 million in storm water runoff, property value, energy savings, and air quality (per the National Tree Benefit Calculator).
In declaring the "Million Tree Challenge™," Arborjet encourages everyone to help save one of our country's most treasured assets, our trees. To learn more about what you can do this fall, visit www.SaveYourAsh.com.
Founded in 1999, Arborjet's mission is to provide the most effective and environmentally responsible formulations and equipment to promote overall plant health care and to preserve our natural and urban forests. The company is committed to researching and developing remedies for the world's most invasive pest insects and diseases to support arborists and enable them to safely treat near waterways and highly populated areas. Arborjet's products are for both residential and commercial application and are distributed throughout the United States. Arborjet is headquartered in Woburn, MA. To learn more about tree health products provided by Arborjet visit www.arborjet.com.
©2013 Arborjet, Inc. Important: Always read and follow label instructions. Some crop protection products may not be registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Please check with your state or local extension service to ensure registration status. TREE-age® Insecticide is a Restricted Use Pesticide and must only be sold to and used by a state certified applicator or by persons under their direct supervision. TREE-age® is a registered trademark of Arborjet, Inc.
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