Trees are living things like us, and therefore require special nutrients and attention to maintain their health. That’s precisely why I have led IV Tree & Shrub Care since 2008 -- to provide the New River Valley and beyond with top-notch woody plant care. Your flora deserves to look its best and, as a Certified Arborist and Horticulturist, I assess the precise chemicals and means of introduction needed to keep insects and pests away. Soil injections. Trunk injections. Fertilizing and nutrient injections or bark banding. Consult with me, and learn how easy it is to get your greenery back.
We Can Control Tree Fungus with Fungicide
Trunk injections of a fungicide into an Elm tree (see at right) is a good way to control Dutch Elm Disease. This can also be used to control Anthracnose in Oaks and Sycamores and Bacterial Leaf Scorch (BLS) in oaks.
We can perform trunk injections of insecticides can help control the following insects:
Trunk injections of insecticides provide the quickest take-up by the tree.
In addition to insecticides and fungicides, we can inject nutrients directly into the xylem of a tree. Some trees have an inability to take up micronutrients such as Iron because of incorrect soil pH, compaction, waterlogged soil, etc. This lack of Iron is called Iron Chlorosis and it manifests itself as yellow leaves, leaving the tree unable to photosynthesize properly. Direct injection of Iron into the xylem is the quickest and most efficient way of adding this essential nutrient.
Injecting insecticides into the soil around a tree is a very effective and efficient way to keep a tree protected from insects like the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Bronze Birch Borer, Scale, Aphids and Japanese Beetles.
Managing some insects requires an annual injection, while others are controlled with just one and done.
Soil injections can also be used to inject fertilizers, from specific nutrients to balanced fertilizers.
Fall fertilization is most commonly done on deciduous trees, but Spring is a very good time to fertilize evergreens.
Tree Growth Regulators (TGR's) can be used to decrease the top growth of a tree, while increasing its fine root production. This is used for lightening-struck trees or trees around construction sites or in other areas where a tree might be under stress.