Trees can now be injected rather than sprayed to control insects and fungal infections in many cases. Smith’s offers tree injection as well as spray and soil drench for treating disease.
Trunk Injection can reduce exposure to pesticides and treat an entire tree with no loss of insecticide to drift. Below we have links and quotes from two major proponents of tree injection. Smith’s has no affiliation with these companies, and these companies are not the only high-quality tree injection options. Advantages of injecting systemic pesticide such as for insects and fungal/bacterial infections of trees is the reduced amount of total chemical used. While foliar spray of pesticide is often a preferred application method, there is a percentage of the product that drips off the tree or drifts. With direct injection there is no drip or drift. Injecting into th trunk of a tree does cause small sites of injury to the tree and this should be considered when choosing the method of treatment for tree diseases.
“Trunk Injection AdvantageTrunk injection is the most effective alternative to spraying or soil applying pesticides for tree insect or pest control. Arborjet trunk injection equipmentinjects formulations directly inside trees. With over 10 years of research and development, our trunk injection systems and formulations are proven to give the best results when protecting trees from pests.Simple & QuickThe Arborjet drill-plug-inject method is easy to learn and application is quick. The Arborjet trunk injection system is a perfect fit for the do-it-yourselfer but is best applied by a professional, especially for more serious problems.Eco-Friendly: Unlike spraying or soil applications, Arborjet’s system injects directly into the tree, limiting any impact to your family, the applicator, and the environment around you. Cost Effective: Equipment & formulation costs are much less costly than they use to be. Service providers can offer a program that is valuable to the homeowner and still very profitable for them. ” -Borrowed from www.arborjet.com
From Arborsystems website:
“How long before you can walk, mow or let your pets on the lawn after tree treatment?
Posted on August 24, 2015 by ArborSystems
Immediately with ArborSystems Wedgle Direct-Inject Tree Injection System. It is a closed system. The self-sealing chemical packs and sealed injection system virtually eliminates exposure concerns. The chemicals are injected directly in the tree, not on the lawn, car or play equipment. Tree professionals have no need for signs telling homeowners to stay off the grass when they use a Wedgle. And once the tree is injected with the chemical, it is done. No waiting for uptake or guarding the tree (or coming back later to collect chemical containers).” – -Borrowed from http://www.arborsystems.com