RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (April 26, 2013) – Bayer Advanced™, one of the leading consumer lawn and garden brands in the United States, advises homeowners to safeguard the health of their trees on National Arbor Day by protecting them from invasive pests, which thrive and spread during this time of the year.
Lance Walheim, horticulturist, citrus rancher and renowned author of several books, including Landscaping for Dummies, has teamed with Bayer Advanced to ensure homeowners evaluate their trees’ health by learning to how to inspect, treat and protect trees vulnerable to invasive pests.
“Destructive insects and diseases that ruin trees and shrubs in your garden also ravage millions of acres of the United States’ national forests each year,” Walheim said. “Homeowners must be armed with the right tools and information so they can help combat the spread of invasive pests.”
To help homeowners best preserve and defend their trees, Bayer Advanced and Walheim have created www.TreeCare101.com. The educational website features a comprehensive list of common tree pests and diseases that can be identified on branches, leaves, trunks and roots of trees; a video and articles on tree care and maintenance; facts and benefits of planting trees, such as lessening erosion and helping replenish groundwater; and frequently asked questions that address planting, pruning and treating trees with Bayer Advanced solutions.
Bayer Advanced offers two products that protect trees from specific pests, such as Emerald Ash Borer*, Whiteflies and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.
- Bayer Advanced Tree & Shrub Protect & Feed II: Offers a fast-acting, 12-month-long systemic protection against damaging insects, plus feeds in a single application.
- Bayer Advanced Fruit, Citrus and Vegetable Insect Control: Controls Asian Citrus Psyllids and other destructive pests on citrus trees. Just mix it in a watering can and apply it to the base of the citrus tree. It protects from the inside out.
As part of its ongoing commitment to tree health, Bayer Advanced has worked with the National Arbor Day Foundation to plant 630,000 trees in nine national forests throughout the United States.
Visit www.bayeradvanced.com to find information and how-to videos, as well as to obtain a mail-in rebate up to $6 on purchases of Bayer Advanced Lawn & Garden products. Always read and follow label directions.
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