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Treating Emerald Ash Borer with trunk injections through the summer

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“Systemic soil applications need to be applied before early May, so now the only remaining option for homeowners who want to save their ash trees would be trunk-injected products applied by experts.” –original article

In this video interview with Indianapolis’s WTHR, Dr. Clifford Sadof, an entomologist at Purdue University, explains the threat of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and how to diagnose some of its symptoms. He goes on to advise that though soil injection treatments are effective, they should only be used until May.

The tree injections mentioned toward the end of the video make use of Arborjet’s Tree I.V. system and TREE-äge treatment. Learn more about EAB treatments for homeowners, for applicators, and for municipalities.

The Arborjet Advantage
• Trunk injection: proven more effective than sprays and soaks
• Protecting the environment: no overspray or runoff, saving trees from being cut down
• Grow your business: low startup costs, ample training available
• Arborplug: prevents product from leaching out of tree, works with tree physiology for uptake and healing
• Leading research: 10-plus years of research and development in tree injections with other leaders in the field

About Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer has the potential to wipe out one in three of the trees lining Indiana’s streets.

EAB is an invasive pest introduced from Asia that attacks ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) This metallic wood boring beetle was found in Detroit, Michigan and Ontario, Canada in 2002, and has continued to spread into neighboring states and eventually across the U.S. and Canada. The adult is a small, metallic green beetle only 10-15 mm in length and about 3 mm in width (see image in email header). The larvae live under the bark of the tree and feed in the vascular cambium. The adults typically emerge around June, leaving D-shaped exit holes in the bark. This ash tree insect briefly feeds in the canopy before reproducing and laying eggs in the twigs and branches.

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