February 2010

ODC – Beetle Prevention Game Changer or Wishful Thinking

February 12, 2010 // 0 Comments

2/12/2010 The Holy Grail of mountain pine beetle prevention is to create a natural or organic substance that prevents mountain pine beetle (mpb) while doing no damage to wildlife, water and humans. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Got a question about your trees? Ask an Arborist for free and get the answers you need.  Subscribe to the monthly email newsletter and receive a free tree care ebook,  the Tree Owners Manual. [full article]

New pine beetle treatment tested

February 12, 2010 // 0 Comments

By Stephen Clearheart Johnson North Forty News – February 3rd, 2010- Residents of Crystal Lakes, (Colo.), northwest of Red Feather Lakes, are reforesting burned areas with seedlings treated with a new product that promises to strengthen each tree’s ability to resist the mountain pine beetle. Resident Kathy Dillon-Durica recently planted 90 seedlings and treated them with a product trademarked ODC, produced by AgriHouse Inc. of Berthoud. The product uses a natural substance called [full article]

Game changing MPB product on the horizon from Arborjet (if the approval ever happens!)

February 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

There have been rumors among arborists and even newspaper stories that Arborjet has been working on a product that would be the first legitimate, labeled mountain pine beetle product that could actually eliminate an adult pine beetle. Legacy chemicals only impede the ability of the beetle to reproduce. I interviewed Sean Michael Facey, manager of marketing communications for Arborjet in Woburn, MA about the ongoing approval process for their MPB chemical. MPBtreatment.com: Are you releasing a [full article]