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The Institute for Cooperative BioBalance’s Hudson Valley EcoSystem Initiative
The Emerald Ash Borer  is moving into the Hudson Valley of the Northeast United States of America.  It is a non-native insect that arrived from Asia and began killing Ash trees in the Great Lakes area in 2002.  The insect was officially found on the east side of the Hudson River in Connecticut in April of 2002.

The Hudson Valley EcoSystem Study––an initiative of The Institute for Cooperative BioBalance––involves protecting defined, multi-acre ecosystems and their component Ash trees with hands-on bioenergy-based healing techniques in anticipation of the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer.

As of 2012, Dr. Jim Conroy and Ms. Basia Alexander have 5 test sites for the study.  More sites will be added.

Please see the individual entries for each test site in the Hudson Valley category of this site for more detail.

Purpose of the Initiative
The purpose of the study is to show that the insects and the trees can co-exist (a) without the insects killing the trees and (b) without people having to kill either one, by…

  • improving the bioenergetic interconnectivity of all living Beings in a defined ecosystem,
  • improving the health of Ash trees, specifically, in that defined ecosystem,
  • establishing a condition of dynamic balance in that ecosystem wherein all organisms support the WHOLE.  The WHOLE ecosystem is greater than the sum of is parts.

Dr. Jim Conroy, the Tree Whisperer®, says: “The new mindset for creating healthy and sustainable life on Earth will involve partnership with all living Beings.  Cooperative BioBalance® and coming from the plant’s point of view are the keys to co-existing with invasive organisms, such as the Emerald Ash Borer, and solving ecosystem imbalances.”
Two of the fundamental principles of Cooperative BioBalance are

  • “Live and Let Live”
  • Trees and plants can live in dynamic balance with insects, diseases, and related organisms.

The Colorado Lodgepole Pine and Pine Bark Beetle Study, started in 2007, is a similar study.  Good results have been shown with vigorous growth of Lodgepole Pines on test sites even after they have been “hit” by the Pine Bark Beetle.