Systemic Tree Injections

Tree Injections Edmonton

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.

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Arbor Man uses state of the art injecting technology from the ARBORJET Systemic tree Injection System for injecting trees with medicine.

It has been effectively used in the USA for decades as a fast and effective method for controlling the disease. Although trunk injections are relatively new to the Canadian market.

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.

Systemic injections are able to protect the whole tree and are able to provide a much better coverage for certain pest which spraying cannot such as leaf rollers and miners. Currently, it is the only treatment technique that can help save a tree infected with poplar borer. Treatment involves drilling a few small holes into the base of the tree, the formulation is injected and an Arbor plug is placed to seal the holes. Bark will grow back completely over the Arbor plug in 1-2 years.

Formulations injected into the trunk reach the branches, stems, leaves and even the roots. Some insecticide formulations will protect trees for a number of years with a single injection.

The cost of tree injection depends on the site distance, tree diameter, and the number of trees. However, this cost is significantly less than removing and replacing an established tree.

Some commonly treatable tree diseases with systemic injections include:

  • Fire Blight
  • Apple
  • Scab
  • Poplar Borer
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