ATTENTION 'TREE HUGGERS' the 'PESTICIDE ACTIVISTS' are Killing your Trees.
LATEST ENDANGERED TREE in ONTARIO : ASH Tree ( Fraxinus excelsior)
Coming to a community near you.
ONTARIO Pesticide Ban FAILURE
Organic Pesticides FAILURE
McGuinty Government FAILURE
Canadian Cancer Society FAILURE
If you don't have the time to investigate the Facts below, Listen to what Paul Tukey Says :
Paul Tukey Says:
The beetle did originate in China, where it has some natural predators. That is a big part of the problem with “exotic invasive” insects and plants that wind up here through travel and commerce. They establish themselves, but have no natural predators to keep them in check. They reproduce or grow out of control. Imidacloprid is the only available application for the beetle, but I know scientists who are working on alternative controls as well.
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Are there any pesticides that can be used to control EAB?
EAB larvae tunnel under the bark and feed in the cambium, between the bark and the wood and are very hard to kill with pesticides applied to the exterior of the tree. To be effective a pesticide must be either absorbed into the tree through the roots or leaves, or injected directly into the active vascular region of the tree and become systemic within the tree. At the present time, a naturally-occurring compound from the Neem tree, marketed as TreeAzin has been shown to have pesticidal properties and is the only product registered for use in Canada by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Health Canada in ash trees against EAB. TreeAzin was granted Emergency Registration status in 2008 and again in 2009. TreeAzin is delivered into the tree using a patented stem-injection technology.
What is TreeAzin stem injection and how does it control an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation?
TreeAzin is a systemic bioinsecticide containing Azadirachtin, an extract from the Neem tree. A liquid formulation has been developed for stem injection by the Canadian Forest Service in collaboration with BioForest Technologies Inc. which developed the EcoJet System for its application.
The pesticide has an Emergency Registration for EAB control in ash trees. TreeAzin inhibits EAB larval development, prevents adult emergence, and provides preventative and remedial treatments.
I've heard that a chemical pesticide has been effective against EAB in the United States, why can't it be used in Canada?
The emergency registration of a product containing the chemical pesticide imidacloprid granted in 2006 by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) was cancelled in August 2007. Pesticides may offer protection for a few trees, but it is not a method of control that will be available to protect large numbers of trees due to the cost, the potential negative environmental impact of repeated use of pesticides, and the incremental harm caused to the individual tree over time, resulting from the injection method.
What are the environmental impacts that will result from an infestation of EAB?
Ash forests provide habitat for numerous animals and birds and are integral to the health of soils and watersheds. In natural forests of southern Ontario, ash trees generally form a high proportion of the young tree population. The loss of ash trees will reduce or eliminate food and shelter sources for wildlife, thereby disrupting the ecology of tableland and valleyland forests. Ash trees are also valued as a street tree, being relatively fast growing and one of the very few species that are tolerant of difficult growing conditions typical in urban areas. The loss of the ash species will limit diversity of the future urban forest. All species of ash play an important role in maintaining the health of the environment in which they are located.
Banned in Ontario, SAFE TO USE Health Canada Approved Pesticide – IMIDACLOPRID – Merit- Grub Control Product – Dog and Cat Collar
One of many Study Results that reference the effectiveness of Imidacloprid Insecticide on the Emerald Ash Borer.