Arborjet partnering with Helena to address the highly invasive Emerald Ash Borer, recently discovered in Broomfield, CO
Arborjet, is partnering with Helena to host a special field day and demonstration event to address the highly invasive Emerald Ash Borer, which has recently been discovered in Broomfield, CO. Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a bright metallic green beetle that feeds and breeds primarily on ash trees. A native of Asia, the insect has killed millions of trees in the U.S. and Canada since its discovery in 2002, and is regarded as one of the most destructive forest pests in North America.
EAB was discovered in Boulder in 2013 and eventually spread to Longmont in 2016 and Lafayette in 2017. This destructive insect now threatens Broomfield’s urban forest. Media, residents, city officials, and local arborists are invited to attend and watch a demonstration of the treatment process to learn more about the options available to both homeowners and municipalities to protect and save their ash trees.
This is part of Arborjet’s “Saving America’s Iconic Trees,” program, the company’s latest initiative to ensure the health and longevity of the country’s trees. The campaign targets America’s most beloved trees, often located in public parks and gardens and other historic sites, offering complementary treatment to prevent insects, disease and poor health.
Arborjet has been working to help mitigate the devastation of invasive species and to save trees in over 150 municipalities across the country. Forward thinking, certified arborists and municipalities are using tree injections to ensure that neighborhoods and urban forests are safely maintained. Research shows that trunk injections with TREE-äge® not only help save trees, but are also far more cost effective than removing and replacing mature trees.
This cutting-edge treatment method:
- Injects and seals the formulation directly into a tree’s vascular system. Nothing is placed in the soil or into the air.
- Allows a tree to be treated for over 20 years if needed, before the costs equal that of removing and replacing a tree. Most cities retreat every 2 years.
- Has allowed major cities like Chicago, Milwaukee and Rochester to save their trees for a cost of less than $50 per tree.
- Saves mature trees, which reduce CO2 production, energy costs, and stormwater runoff while maintaining property values.
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