Arborjet Protects Ash Trees at 911 Memorial in Liberty State Park, New Jersey

Thursday, October 11, 2018

8:00 AM – Noon

Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, New Jersey


More than 40 ash trees overlooking the Statue of Liberty at Liberty State Park will receive environmentally sound, trunk injection treatments to protect against the highly invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which is currently threatening the state’s ash trees. EAB is a bright metallic green beetle that feeds and breeds exclusively on Ash trees. A native of Asia, EAB 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. As of August, EAB has been found in 35 states and four Canadian provinces.


Media, residents and local arborists are invited to attend and watch a demonstration of the treatment process, and to learn more about the options available to both homeowners and municipalities to protect and save their ash trees. Arborjet will donate the treatment and work with Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Company, who will provide the labor at no cost to protect the stately ash trees in Liberty State Park, site of the New Jersey September 11th memorial, honoring the state’s victims of the September 11th attacks.


Arborjet has been working to help mitigate the devastation of this 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. 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 30 years if needed, before the costs equal that of removing  and replacing a tree. Most cities retreat every 2-3 years.
  • Has allowed major cities like Chicago and Milwaukee to save their trees for a cost of less than $50 per tree.
  • Saves mature ash trees, which reduce energy costs and stormwater runoff, while maintaining property values for homeowners.


Representatives from Liberty State Park, Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Company, and the New Jersey Tree Foundation will also be in attendance and available for interviews.


For further information, please contact:

Trent Dicks

Eastern Area Manager, Arborjet


Press Contact: Kelly Rostad