Emerald Ash Borer Article with Arborjet

We found a blog from 2006 that we had to comment on regarding the Emerald Ash Borer. We thought it was timely because the EAB is wreaking hovoc in Louisville and the midset sometimes is just to "remove the trees". Arborjet will begin healing trees with the first injection. Here is our excerpt:

It is commonly recognized that the Emerald Ash Borer will kill Ash trees in Cincinnati. But what's not known is you will find treatments that can save these trees!

Example of Mariemont: the city was given bad advice and used a formulation that was not professional strength. They cut down the trees with out fighting for them. A second opinion and the correct therapy might have saved these trees. Blaming nature is no substitute for due diligence.

Exactly where Today’s EAB Mindset Comes From

The mindset in Cincinnati, with respect to the Emerald Ash Borer, stems from influential individuals that preached the message "your ash trees are doomed."

On October 29, 2006 the Cincinnati Enquirer published an article:

"Trees Losing the Fight Against Ash Borers". Recent, rapid advances in treatment technology have proven these perceptions to be inaccurate today.

Here are the four main points from that article…

  •  "Ash trees… doomed to death from attacks by the emerald ash borer. Some say it will be within the next year; others predict the destruction over the next five to ten years."
  • "we have little data to suggest that continual, annual applications will keep borers out of any specific ash tree."
  • "The best treatments are not 100 percent effective and, eventually, the insects will infest a treated tree and kill it."
  • "seek a written guarantee… there are no guarantees."

None of these are accurate today, yet many people still choose to believe them.

In the white paper "Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer," scientists from five universities offer ample data that treatments based on Emmectin Benzoate, proven 100% effective for a period of at least two years.

You will find two basic steps to a holistic treatment system. The first is injection of the TREE-age formulation into the trunk of the ash tree using the ArborJet system. The second step is fertilizing and soil remediation.

Soil remediation is done by utilizing a unique Pneumatic Vertical Mulching tool that breaks up and aerates Ohio’s heavy clay soil. A time released fertilizer is then added to the root system. This mixture increases tree well being, a crucial step in guarding trees against infestations like the Emerald Ash Borer. (End)


We couldn't agree more!!!! Bob Ray Co. Inc.