Tree injection is a Plant Health Care method that is available for certain pest, disease, and nutritional issues facing trees on your property. By utilizing specialized devices, our tree service technicians can insure that materials are effectively and quickly delivered to a tree’s vascular system. This method is a preferred method in some cases, but also provides an alternative treatment method if site conditions prohibit spraying.
Properties that have trees that overhang bodies of water, neighboring properties, or structures and surfaces can be a challenge to spray. In cases where tree injection materials are recommended for specific issues, the injection method can address these challenges while effectively addressing plant health concerns.
Each tree’s diameter is precisely measured to calculate the amount of materials required. Small holes are drilled near the base of the tree and a plug is inserted into each hole. These plugs create injection ports that remain within the tree until its woody tissue grows around them in the few years to follow.
There are two main tree injection tools that are used to deliver materials within the tree. Our tree service technicians will use either a pressurized hand tool (Quickjet) or a tree injection I.V. system. These Plant Health Care tree injection materials are quickly taken in by the tree during property visit, and no vials or containers remain, such as the case in other tree injection methods. This means the materials are entirely located safely inside your tree’s vascular system without concern of any potential exposure to people, animals, or the surrounding environment.
Tree Injection Can Address:
- Pests: Emerald Ash Borer, Caterpillars, Beetles, Woolly Adelgid, Scale, Spider Mites
- Diseases: Anthracnose, Sudden Oak Death, Fireblight, Apple Scab
- Nutritional Issues: Iron Chlorosis
Tree injections can be the best solution for certain tree health issues. However, alternative treatments may be recommended instead of tree injection in other cases. One of our Certified Arborists will be happy to visit your property and consult with you regarding if tree injection is right for your trees and their specific issues.