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Indy Ash & Tree-Age

The effective, safe treatment with low maintenence and less cost

Our company uses a product called Tree-Age for our Emerald Ash Borer Treatments. It is the only product on the market that provides multiple year protection. Up to 2 years protection from a single trunk injected treatment.

This is a systemic treatment, meaning that we inject solution directly through the trunk into the vascular system of your Ash tree, much like receiving an I.V. at the hospital. All product is contained within the tree, making it safe for use in environments where children and pets are at play.

The vascular system then carries this product to every healthy part of your tree. Coating and protecting your Ash tree from the inside out. Current studies have proven that a single treatment will protect for a minimum of 2 years.

Treatment Product Comparison tree-age tree-age tree-age
Maintenence Once every 2 years Every 6-12 months Every 6 months     (Only somewhat effective on very small young trees)
Cost $ - Immediate may seem higher, however, when divided over the 2 year period, Tree-Age is less expensive and more effective than other options. $ $
Method Direct trunk injection.   (7 Days - 2 Weeks until fully activated/protected) Soil Injected to the roots of the tree  (6 weeks - 20 weeks until fully activated/protected) Splash liquid onto soil around base of tree
Effectiveness The most effective treatment known is direct trunk injection. Tree-Age kills borers currently in the tree and prevents any new borers from entering. Aggressive and Effective.

Good for small trees and very healthy Ash Trees up to 15" diameter.

Good for protection and eliminating very limited infestations

Works only in ideal weather conditions for healthy trees. Studies show only 60% effective control. Treatment solution often sinks into soil below roots reach and is wasted.
Toxicity Eco friendly due to the fact that all chemical is sealded within tree trunk, therefore no spill into the environment. Chemicals are beneath ground level and thus have minimal to no surface activites. Chemicals splash on ground, keep children and pets away until fully absorbed
Seasonal Requirements

Can be administered anytime tree is actively transpiring, which is mainly Spring, Summer, & Fall

Though, most effective when administered early Spring

Must be administered early Spring or early Fall to have sucessful effect.

Though, Best when administered early Spring

Early spring and early fall only
Considerations

The dramatically lower maintenence schedule and effectiveness of the treatment costs far less over time, than other treatments or removal. The quality of this treatment, offers the greatest possible chance of tree survival.

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Don't take our word for it, Click the link below to Read the report Published by the heads of research on the effectivity of each treatment solution.

Click here to Read Report -> Instecticide Options for EAB Control

Page 9 of the report compares Research results for both Tree-age(Emamectin Benzoate) and Imidicloprid.

Annual to bi-annual treatments typically equal or end up to be more expensive than the single 2 year Tree-Age treatment.

Tree-Age has shown better and much more consistant overall results in protection of Ash trees and elimnation of Emerald Ash Borer.

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Don't take our word for it, Click the link below to Read the report Published by the heads of research on the effectivity of each treatment solution.

Click here to Read Report -> Instecticide Options for EAB Control

Page 9 of the report compares Research results for both Tree-age(Emamectin Benzoate) and Imidicloprid.

Bi-annual treatments increase the overall cost. As the treatment is not as strong or well administered as other treatments, there is a greater chance the tree will not survive and the owner will need to pay for removal.

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Don't take our word for it, Click the link below to Read the report Published by the heads of research on the effectivity of each treatment solution.

Click here to Read Report -> Instecticide Options for EAB Control

Page 9 of the report compares Research results for both Tree-age(Emamectin Benzoate) and Imidicloprid.

The Tree-Age treatment is effective on both the larvae that are feeding on the inner wood and the adults, who are feeding on the leaves. It is most ideal to have trees treated early spring, as most damage occurs from the feeding Ash borers late Spring, Summer and Fall. However, treatment can be administered at just about anytime during the year, except in the colder parts of the winter.

The industry standard and most economical long term financial recommendation is: Treat the Ash trees that you would like to see live and remain healthy; and remove the ones that you do not, now. The longer you wait, the greater the chances of your trees becoming infested .

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Treatment Vs. Removal

Officials have stated that we are looking at a 12 - 15 year epidemic. Emerald Ash Borer will consume and kill most of the unprotected Ash population of Indianapolis + surrounding areas and thus eliminate its' food source.

On Average, the cost of treating a tree for this 12 - 15 years is often less or equal to the cost of removing the tree now. Typically any tree with less than 30% canopy dieback is worth treating/saving. If a trees' canopy has died back more than 30% it becomes questionable as to whether treatment will be effective to bring the tree back to health. The tricky thing about this particular boring beetle is that is nearly impossible to diagnose whether your tree has the bug or not. The initial indication signs are microscopic and by the time the signs become clear that your trees are infested, usually the borers have already caused detrimental damage to your tree.

You will want to remove your dead or dying tree as soon as possible. Dead and dying trees are breeding grounds for the Emerald Ash Borer. Removing your dead or dying trees is a nessesary and effective way to control and limit the growth of the Emerald Ash Borer in your area. If they do not have a place to breed, their numbers can not grow. There are few tested and commonly used treatments currently on the market. Compare for yourself.

Treat every Ash tree you wish to keep alive, remove those you do not.

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