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These Pests Don’t Hibernate; Fall Trunk Injections Proven Effective When Treating For Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

September 13, 2010

WOBURN, Mass., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Unlike many insects who damage trees primarily in spring and summer, the Emerald Ash Borer beetle larva wreaks its worst havoc on ash trees through late summer and into the fall months. Traditional guidance says not to treat for this pest in the fall when using other treatment technologies. However, studies have proven that fall is an excellent time to control these destructive pests with Arborjet’s trunk injection treatment method.

Since it was discovered in 2002, the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle has destroyed more than 30 million of our nation’s ash trees and threatens 7.5 billion more in the United States alone. Originally found in Michigan, the beetle continued to migrate across the country and it is not showing signs of slowing down. Treating ash trees via trunk injection in the fall is an opportunity for consumers and arborists to proactively protect their ash trees and stop this beetle from causing even more damage.

To date, studies have shown Arborjet’s trunk injection method to be the most effective treatment for protecting ash trees from the EAB Beetle. By injecting the medicament directly into the tree’s vascular system, much like an IV for a human, trees are protected within days and this limits environmental exposure, as nothing is released into the air or soil. One Arborjet treatment not only protects trees for up to two years, but it can stop damage even if a tree is already under attack. This is especially great news for municipalities and homeowners whose trees are so valued for the obvious environmental and aesthetic benefits, as well as for the impact on property value and neighborhoods.

“The spread of this beetle can be dramatically slowed by proactively treating via trunk injection. Saving our ash trees is not only better for the environment but it is more affordable than cutting them down. Treatment can cost anywhere from $50 – $150 per tree, whereas removal can range from $750 – $1,200,” said Russ Davis, COO of Arborjet. “We are already working with several municipalities in the Midwest, helping them successfully manage this beetle with treatment programs and our team is working hard to educate the public that there are options other than clear cutting our beautiful and valuable ash trees.”

To learn more about Arborjet, please visit www.arborjet.com. Journalists seeking information should contact Rachel Greenstein, Warner Communications, at 617-569-6269 or rachel@warnerpr.com.

About Arborjet

Founded in 1999, Arborjet’s mission is to provide the most effective and environmentally friendly 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 the products provided by Arborjet visit: www.arborjet.com.

Media Contact:

Rachel Greenstein, Warner Communications, 617-569-6269, rachel@warnerpr.com

SOURCE Arborjet


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