WOBURN, Mass., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Destructive pests like the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) continued to wreak havoc on America's urban forests this past year, but preventative tree treatments from Arborjet have helped to stem the damaging tide.
The effects of these invasive tree pests and diseases are devastating. Since its arrival from Asia in 2002, EAB has destroyed over 60 million ash trees to date in the United States and Canada. And while it has been attacking trees in states like Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan for some time now, it was found for the first time this year even further east, in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Other tree pests are wreaking havoc as well. Spiraling Whitefly is causing visible damage to trees and property in Florida due to the sticky honeydew it produces that later grows unsightly black sooty mold. Diseases like Oak Wilt and Anthracnose cause significant damage and tree death. Decline from malnutrition also weakens trees, further reducing their chances of survival.
Fortunately, there are ways to effectively prevent the destruction of America's valuable trees. Last year alone, over 850,000 trees were protected against tree pest attacks. These trees were protected via quick acting, long lasting trunk injection treatments from Arborjet, which develops remedies for some of the world's most destructive tree insects and diseases. The rescue of these trees has made 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). Municipal leaders in over 100 cities have chosen Arborjet to protect treasured public trees that add character to these communities. Professionally-applied tree trunk injection treatments cost a fraction of what tree removal and replacement does, which can run well over $1,000 for a single tree.With Arborjet, the appropriate formulation dose is injected directly into a tree's vascular system and moves quickly to the target area. Unlike other treatment methods such as 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, providing long lasting protection. There is even one injectable treatment available that protects trees against 25 different insect species for up to two years and can stop damage if a tree is currently under attack.