Arborjet to Treat Largest White Ash in the Country
June 9, 10:00 a.m.
100 Ridgedale Ave.
Arborjet, Inc. will be treating the largest ash in the country – “the white ash state champion,” located in Madison, NJ. The ash measures 21 feet and 3 inches circumference, 115 feet height and 111 crown feet, according to the New Jersey Forest Service Big Tree Registry. This will be the third treatment for the ash, which will receive an environmentally sound, trunk injection to protect against the highly invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB.) EAB is a bright metallic green beetle that feeds and breeds primarily on ash trees. A native of Asia, it 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.
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 as part of their “Saving America’s Iconic Trees,” program, an 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 complimentary treatment to prevent insects, disease and poor health. Arborjet will be working with Princeton Tree Care , who will assist with the project.
Arborjet is a revolutionary tree and plant health care company that 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 energy costs and stormwater runoff, while maintaining property values.
For further information, please contact:
Eastern Area Manager, Arborjet
Media Contact: Kelly Rostad firstname.lastname@example.org