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Arborjet Appoints Matt Andrus as Horticulture Technical Specialist
June 22, 2017

Arborjet Inc., a revolutionary plant health care company, announced today that Matt Andrus has taken on a new appointment at the company as Horticulture Technical Specialist. Formerly the Horticulture Specialist for Arborjet, in his new role, Andrus will be responsible for helping to conduct research studies, promoting sales and providing consultations.

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Arborjet “Taking Root” College Scholarship Program Deadline is Approaching
June 19, 2017

Arborjet reminds graduating high school seniors that the deadline for its annual “Taking Root” College Scholarship Program is just around the corner, and all applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2017. A leader in the care of America’s urban and natural forests, Arborjet is accepting applications for its annual program from students who plan to pursue a career in arboriculture or a related field.

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Arborjet’s 2017 “Taking Root” Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications
April 25, 2017

Arborjet, a leader in the care of America’s urban and natural forests, is seeking applicants for its 2017 “Taking Root” Scholarship Program. Now in its fourth year, the scholarship program will award 10 graduating high school seniors each with a $1,000 scholarship to pursue full-time studies in Forestry, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, Entomology, Environmental Science or a related major at an accredited two-year or four-year college.

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Emerald ash borer spreads rapidly through Evanston’s parkway ash trees
May 10, 2016

Evanston officials report that the invasive emerald ash borer is rapidly spreading through the city’s parkway ash trees, forcing forestry workers to remove infected trees.But the need to remove the trees has outpaced the funds required to replace them.

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Emerald Ash Borer Spreads Rapidly Through Evanston’s Parkway Ash Trees
May 10, 2016

Evanston officials report that the invasive emerald ash borer is rapidly spreading through the city’s parkway ash trees, forcing forestry workers to remove infected trees. But the need to remove the trees has outpaced the funds required to replace them, city officials said, adding that nearly 500 parkway ash trees have been removed in the past year.

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Myth Busting Emerald Ash Borer
May 10, 2016

I know what you are thinking: “Another article on emerald ash borer? C’mon!”. No doubt, emerald ash borer (EAB) has set a new bar in terms of media interest and coverage for an urban forestry issue, and, as it continues to spread to new communities each year, that media buzz is not likely to die out anytime soon. Although the media has been successful with getting a message out to the public about EAB, exactly what message has been reaching the public can hurt as much or more than it can help.

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Fight Against Emerald Ash Borer Continues for Area Communities
May 10, 2016

Lake in the Hills residents may soon notice small index cards hanging from some parkway trees. The cards, which will be be tagged to sick ash trees, are meant to inform residents about the tree’s current condition, said Scott Parchutz, superintendent of public properties for the village of Lake in the Hills. “There are about one thousand ash trees that are dead or declining in the village,” Parchutz said. “Basically, all the ash trees in the village will have to be replaced. The whole state is under siege by the emerald ash borer.”

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Evanston Losing Ground to Emerald Ash Borer
May 10, 2016

Evanston officials report that the invasive Emerald Ash Borer is rapidly spreading through the city’s ash trees, forcing forestry workers to remove infected trees. However, the need to remove parkway ash trees has outpaced the funds required to replace them, city officials said, adding that nearly 500 parkway ash trees have been removed in the past year.

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Naperville to Treat Healthy Ash Trees to Fight Against Emerald Ash Borer
May 10, 2016

The City of Naperville continues to implement an aggressive multi-year treatment plan for all healthy ash trees located in the City’s parkways to reduce the devastating effect of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the community.

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Naperville to Treat Healthy Ash Trees to Fight Against Emerald Ash Borer
May 10, 2016

The City of Naperville continues to implement an aggressive multi-year treatment plan for all healthy ash trees located in the City’s parkways to reduce the devastating effect of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the community. If the City does not treat any of the parkway ash trees, it is expected that all of the ash trees will be dead within five years. Licensed contractors will be utilizing three types of treatments for the City’s estimated 16,300 parkway trees.

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The Biggest Myths About Emerald Ash Borer
May 10, 2016

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) from Asia is so named because it bores into ash trees and compromises their circulatory system which results in death. Towns from the Galena, to Mount Prospect, to Plainfield have thousands of ash which will cost millions of dollars to remove and replace as EAB moves through.

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Arlington Hts. Eyes Helping EAB Treatments
May 10, 2016

Arlington Heights. residents may soon request $50 from the village to help combat emerald ash borer. The village board gave unanimous preliminary approval to a cost-sharing program Monday night, Apr. 9 that would allow residents to apply for 50% up to $50 for treating ash trees on public parkways.

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Winona to chemically treat trees against emerald ash borer
May 10, 2016

The city of Winona will spend $80,000 to chemically treat and inoculate up to 4,000 of the city’s ash trees against the emerald ash borer. Earlier this week public works staff presented findings and recommendations on Pointer and TREE-age, insecticides that have been found effective in inoculating ash trees against the destructive ash borer making its way toward Winona.

Preparing for an insect invasion
May 10, 2016

An unusually warm winter means additional stress on trees from increased pest pressures.

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Lawn and Landscaping Magazine: The winter of our discontent
May 10, 2016

For the second straight year, unusual weather gave us an extremely challenging start to the season.

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