From the The Arborists at Rainbow Treecare Scientific:
As many of you know, imidacloprid has recently been strategically targeted in a negative marketing and publicity campaign by a company who sells tree injection products. Unfortunately, this campaign against imidacloprid has been based largely on false claims. It is important for the public to understand that much of the misleading propaganda circulating about imidacloprid is not coming from anti-pesticide groups or even from factual evidence, but rather from pesticide marketers attempting to undermine their competition.
The purpose of this email is to:
1. Share with you that this is happening.
2. Arm you with scientifically proven facts about imidacloprid.
3. Prevent imidacloprid from being lost as a valuable and cost-effective tree health care tool for the tree care industry.
Imidacloprid was an important breakthrough in 1995 in protecting numerous types of trees from tree killers such as flat headed borers, Asian long horned beetles, hemlock woolly adelgids, emerald ash borers, and many others. Not only has imidacloprid been proven since 1995 to be a very low-toxicity, reduced-risk pesticide, but as a generic product it is highly cost-effective for tree care professionals. While tree injection is certainly another viable method for treating trees, the economics of tree injection treatments will not allow enough trees to be treated within the urban forest to be effective against large scale infestations, and the long term results of tree wounding from injections is not always a sustainable management plan. The tree health care community needs multiple options, beyond solely tree injection, for reliably and economically saving trees.
A group of arborists combined our efforts and knowledge about imidacloprid and created a website to tell the truth about this remarkable chemistry. This site has been peer-reviewed and the authors who are quoted on the site support our efforts. The website is: www.imidaclopridandtrees.com
We feel that by creating this website to combat the false propaganda about this trusted product, we are protecting a tool that is essential in our effort to save trees. If you agree with our cause, please add a link to the Imidacloprid And Trees website to your professional or personal website. Also, please pass this on to as many people as you believe need to know this information.
Thank you for taking a moment to read this message. Together we can redeem the reputation of this very important tool that arborists and tree care professionals world-wide have come to rely on so much.
The website is www.imidaclopridandtrees.com