Bayer Advanced Advises Homeowners to Protect Their Trees from Invasive Pests on National Arbor Day

Bayer Advanced Advises Homeowners to Protect Their Trees from Invasive Pests
on National Arbor Day

TreeCare101.com Provides Information About How to Keep Trees Pest Free

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB -
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 http://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 http://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.

Products not for sale in New York.
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Bayer Advanced provides innovative and effective solutions that help consumers
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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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