Systemic Tree Injections

Tree Injections Edmonton

Tree injection, also known as the trunk or stem injection, injects pesticides, fertilizers, or plant resistance activators into a tree’s xylem vascular tissue. Injections get performed to protect the tree from pests or provide nutrition to correct nutrient deficiencies.

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Arbor Man uses state-of-the-art injecting technology from the ARBORJET¬†Systemic tree Injection System. In the USA, it has been used effectively for decades as a fast and effective method for controlling tree diseases. 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 tree diseases. Systemic tree injections are considered a much more environmentally friendly alternative to spraying. Systemic insecticides get injected into the tree’s wood (xylem tissue) under high pressure. It prevents the chemical from spraying into the air and surrounding environment and significantly limits exposure to humans and pets.

Systemic injections can protect the whole tree and provide much better coverage for specific pests that spraying cannot, such as leaf rollers and miners. Treatment involves drilling a few small holes into the tree’s base, the formulation gets injected, and an arbour plug gets placed to seal the holes. Bark will grow back ultimately over the arbour plug in in 1-2 years.

Formulations injected into the trunk reach the branches, stems, leaves, and roots. Some insecticide formulations will protect trees for several 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:

  • Birch Leaf Miner
  • Aphids
  • Spruce Sawfly
  • Cottony Psyllid
  • European Elm Scale

If you have a tree infected with a disease, contact the Arborists with Arbor Man Tree Care to see if a tree injection is a viable solution to save your tree from having to be removed. Contact us today with any questions you may have!

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