Urban Forest Conservancy and Arborjet Team Up Against Emerald Ash Borer
Dedicated to keeping America’s cities green, the Urban Forest Conservancy, in conjunction with Arborjet, has agreed to provide municipal arborists in areas hard-hit by the Emerald Ash Borer (Midwestern cities in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana) with a Tree I.V. 2-pack Kit, which uses high-volume, low-pressure micro-infusion to inject IMA-jet pesticide, resulting in up to two years of residual protection for each non-infested ash tree.
More than 15 million ash trees have been destroyed in the Detroit, Mich., area alone because of this noxious pest. Witnessing the ongoing destruction of stately ash trees, whether diseased or not, the non-profit Urban Forest Conservancy has decided to take action. The Urban Forest Conservancy was specifically established to prevent such widespread destruction of urban forests
Native to Asia, the Emerald Ash Borer currently threatens 7.5 billion ash trees in the United States. Ash trees make up 6 percent of the entire U.S. forest canopy. Removal of infested ash and girdling ash to reduce the spread are currently the most commonly employed eradication procedures. Some municipalities are adopting the destructive cut-chip-and-grind method to remove ash trees even before the Emerald Ash Borer arrives, attempting a pre-emptive strike against the insects.
For further information about a municipality’s eligibility for a free Tree I.V. grant from the Urban Forest Conservancy, call 1-866-272-6758.
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