Friday, April 26, 2013

Bayer Advanced Advises Homeowners to Protect Their Trees from Invasive Pests on National Arbor Day Provides Information About How to Keep Trees Pest Free

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 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 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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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. This year the company is celebrating 150 years of Bayer – consistent with its mission “Bayer: Science For A Better Life”. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,383 million (2012) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 20,800 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:


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