Tree injection, also known as the trunk or stem injection, is a method of injecting pesticides, fertilizers or plant resistance activators into the xylem vascular tissue of a tree. This is performed with the whole purpose of protecting the tree from pests or nutrition for correction of nutrient deficiencies.
uses state of the art injecting technology from the Systemic tree Injection System for injecting trees with medicine.
Although trunk injections are relatively new to Canada, it has been effectively used in the USA for decades as a fast and effective method for controlling the disease. Systemic tree injections are considered a much more environmentally friendly alternative to spraying. The systemic insecticides are injected under high pressure into the tree’s wood (xylem tissue) it prevents the chemical from being sprayed into the air and surrounding environment and most importantly significantly limits exposure to humans and pets.
Some commonly treatable tree diseases with systemic injections include:
- Fire Blight
- Poplar Borer