Arborjet works with St. Louis to treat ash trees

Arborjet works with St. Louis to treat ash trees

The firm is educating the community about the emerald ash borer as part of its 'Saving America's Iconic Trees' program.

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June 6, 2018
Press Release
Industry News
Arborjet Inc. has partnered with the St. Louis Forestry Department to “adopt” the ash trees in Lafayette Square. Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a bright metallic green beetle originally found in eastern Asia. The tiny beetle feeds and breeds exclusively on ash trees. 
On June 6, 2018, Arborjet hosted an ash treatment event at the park to increase public awareness about the EAB. 
Arborjet staff and distributors were on site to provide TREE-age G4, Arborplugs, drill bits and hands-on training. 
The trees of historic Lafayette Park (considered by many historians to be the oldest city park west of the Mississippi) make up one of the most popular urban forests in the St. Louis region. There are approximately 60 ash trees in Lafayette Park that need treatment. 
This is part of the company’s latest initiative, “Saving America’s Iconic Trees,” to ensure the health and longevity of the country’s trees. The campaign targets America’s most beloved trees, offering complimentary treatment to prevent insects, disease and poor health. Throughout 2018, Arborjet will donate high-profile treatments and host educational events across the country. The company invites homeowners, state, city, town and municipal leaders to nominate iconic trees in their communities for potential recognition and treatment by visiting www.arborjet.com/saving-americas-iconic-trees.
 

Photo by Mark Groth, www.stlouiscitytalk.com, and provided by the City of St. Louis.