Woburn, MA (PRWEB) August 23, 2012
Homeowners in the Midwest and Northeast, take action now to protect the beautiful trees in your yards from insects, diseases, and nutrient deficiencies to ensure they remain healthy and produce beautiful foliage next year. If trees are not cared for, pests and diseases can cause serious damage, even leading to death. Mature trees that have succumbed to pests or diseases are expensive to remove and replace, potentially costing over $1,000 per tree, but when properly cared for the cost of treatment is much lower.
Homeowners in the Midwest and Northeast are seeing the effects of these destructive pests and tree diseases first hand, with the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) destroying over 60 million ash trees to date in the United States and Canada. While EAB has been devastating trees in states like Illinois and Michigan for some time now, it also has recently has been found further north, in Connecticut, for the first time just this summer. The larvae from these pests damage ash trees by living and feeding under the bark in the vascular system of the tree. When left untreated the trees may die within two years. Another damaging pest, the Japanese Beetle, chews leaves and can cause tree death over time, but a single treatment can knock down the beetle population. Oak Wilt, a fungal disease, causes leaf discoloration and defoliation, which makes the tree weak and reduces its chances of winter survival.
While there are plenty of treatment options, the tree trunk injection method has been proven to be very effective in protecting trees from destructive insects, diseases and malnutrition. The treatment formulation is injected by a licensed applicator directly into the tree’s vascular system and is effective within a few weeks. With trunk injection nothing is released into the air or soil during application. Some active ingredients keep working through the tree’s vascular system into the spring, providing continued protection as trees begin to produce leaves. There is even one treatment available that protects trees against insects for up to two years and can stop damage even if the tree is currently under attack.
“We’ve been watching the Emerald Ash Borer make its way into more states throughout the country. Taking preventative measures to combat it, as well as other insects and conditions that cause harm, will ensure homeowners’ ash trees remain healthy for seasons to come,” 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 also help reduce greenhouse gases and prevent water runoff, which makes saving these trees better for the environment than removing them.”
Professionally applied tree trunk injection treatments cost a fraction of what tree removal and replacement does while providing an added financial benefit that homeowners may not realize. In addition to creating a beautiful landscape, a mature, healthy tree provides shade, which helps reduce energy costs while heating and cooling your home.
To learn more about tree trunk injections and the pests, diseases, and nutrient deficiencies that may be destroying trees in your region, please visit http://www.arborjet.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 http://www.arborjet.com.