Arborjet invites municipalities and homeowners from coast to coast to join together this Arbor Day to become part of the Million Tree Challenge” and help save 1 million American trees.

Invasive tree pests like the emerald ash borer (EAB) are wreaking havoc on America’s urban forests and have destroyed over 60 million ash trees to date, but there are effective ways to prevent this destruction. By joining the “Million Tree Challenge,” America’s cities and homeowners can work to save more trees from early demise.

To mark the commencement of the “Million Tree Challenge,” Arborjet is donating trunk injection treatments to protect 50 of the most highly-valued trees in Kansas City, a Tree City USA community, from EAB. The public is invited to join Arborjet; the Greenway Fields Homes Association; and Bret Cleveland of Urban Tree Specialists at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Strawn Park (63rd Street and Valley Road) in Kansas City, Mo., for the first symbolic treatment, along with a demonstration of the trunk injection technology, during the Greenway Fields Tree Census and Arbor Day Celebration (10 a.m.-1 p.m.).

In 2012, over 850,000 trees were protected against tree pest attacks via trunk injection treatments from Arborjet. In addition, the rescue of these trees also had a significant economic impact, saving the United States an estimated total of $714 million: $612 million in tree removal and replacement costs, and an annual tree benefit value of $102 million in storm water runoff, property value, energy savings and air quality (per the National Tree Benefit Calculator).

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