Care for Your Valuable Trees This Fall, Enjoy Gorgeous Foliage in Spring
WOBURN, Mass., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Now is the time of year to ensure that the beautiful trees in your yard will remain healthy and produce a vibrant, green canopy come springtime by treating them against insects, fungus and diseases. If trees are not cared for, these pests can cause your trees to look sick and possibly die next year. The removal and replacement of a mature tree is an expensive proposition for homeowners, easily costing over $1,000 per tree.
Consider this: the Emerald Ash Borer beetle has destroyed over 30 million ash trees to date in the United States and Canada. The larvae from these pests cause the most damage to ash trees from August to October, when they are the most active and voracious. Pine Bark Beetles have multiple generations and can kill a tree within weeks. In 2010 alone, the Southern Pine Beetle, a bark beetle smaller than a grain of rice, killed 14,000 acres of pines in New Jersey. Spiraling Whitefly is causing visible damage to trees and property–especially car paint and outdoor furniture– throughout Southern Florida due to the sticky honeydew it produces. Unsightly black sooty mold later grows on the honeydew, causing further annoyance to homeowners. Fungal diseases like Oak Wilt and malnutrition weaken a tree, reducing its chances of winter survival.
Tree treatment options are plentiful, but not all are suited to fall’s cool, wet conditions. Tree trunk injection is proven effective to protect trees in autumn from destructive insects, diseases, and malnutrition which are wreaking havoc across the country. The appropriate treatment formulation is injected directly into a tree’s vascular system and is effective within a few short weeks. Unlike bark spraying and soil drenching, nothing is released into the air or soil during treatment when tree trunk injections are used. The active ingredient keeps working through the tree’s vascular system into the spring, providing continued protection as trees begin to produce leaves. There is even one injectible treatment available that protects trees against insects for up to two years and can stop damage even if a tree is currently under attack.
Choosing to save trees by treating them is something financially and environmentally responsible that homeowners can consider right away. Professionally applied tree trunk injection treatments cost a fraction of the cost of tree removal and replacement, typically less than a month of cable television service. In addition healthy, mature trees provide shade, which helps reduce air conditioning costs.
“Defending trees against insects, disease and malnutrition helps homeowners save money and protect their property value. Additionally, saving these trees is better for the environment than their removal,” said Russ Davis, President and COO of Arborjet, which develops remedies for some of the world’s most invasive pest insects and diseases. “Mature trees help reduce greenhouse gases and prevent water runoff.”
In addition to treating trees, removing dropped fruit, dead branches and leaves from around your trees in the fall will help further protect them from pests. Doing so helps get rid of larvae, cocoons, and eggs that may over-winter in plant debris and soil.
To learn more about tree trunk injections please visit www.arborjet.com.
Note for editors: Photos of tree pests, ailments, and tree trunk injections are available upon request.
Founded in 1999, Arborjet’s mission is to help preserve our natural and urban forests by providing the most effective formulations and equipment possible while being good environmental stewards. The company is committed to researching and developing remedies for the world’s most invasive pest insects and diseases to support Plant Health Care Professionals and enable them to treat near waterways and in highly populated areas with confidence. 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 the products provided by Arborjet visit http://www.arborjet.com.
Emma Pearson, Warner Communications