Trunk injection is the most effective alternative to spraying or soil applied pesticides for tree insect or pest control. It’s like an IV for trees. Injections are sealed into the tree and taken up by the tree’s vascular system, assuring the dose is rapidly carried to the target area. Injections can be done in inclement weather and in active areas where other applications cannot be used.
Injection technology provides solutions that are fast and effective and eliminate the need to put harmful pesticides on the air and soil, limiting exposure to homeowners, pets, the environment and applicators. Arbor plugs placed in the tree seal in the formulation, limiting environmental exposure and enable treatment near parks, rivers, homes and pools.
Formulations are changing the trajectory of arboriculture and are now a very effective weapon in the hands of arborists, even in the fight against formidable pests like the shot hole borer. Serums include a pairing process which matches the active ingredient and application method with the physiology of the tree or plant.
Most prescriptive and prophylactic treatments provide a two-year control of pests.
Insect and Disease Management
We apply an integrated approach to managing insects and diseases that begins with maintaining plant health using sound cultural practices including correct pruning habits, ensuring irrigation is fitted to canopy health and creating optimal soil conditions for tree and plant growth. In urban and suburban environments, trees often become stressed due to poor soils, insufficient moisture, lack of nutrient availability and harsh growing conditions, creating ideal hosts for pests.
Fertilization and Soil Care
Tree health requires sufficient water and light and a proper balance of nutrients. Too much or too little will cause trees and plants stress. Healthy trees and plants begin with healthy soils. Adjusting soil PH and ensuring adequate organic matter is present are also key to achieving healthy soils for trees. Prescriptive fertilization and soil enhancement can remedy deficiencies and underlying conditions, restoring a healthy balance of nutrients for the tree to recover.
We must have done something right in the last life to be able to do this all day”, say Andre arborists. Their field experience is enhanced by constant education and localized training regarding the latest pests and diseases affecting So Cal trees. Arborists are like detectives, looking for the right clues in the soil, water conditions and canopy which allow them to pinpoint a root cause and prescribe the right type of treatment.
A Tree’s GPS Health History
GPS technology allows us to inventory and track the care given to trees throughout their life spans. A tree’s health status and entire history of care is recorded, including any treatments administered. This care given is stored in the cloud and visible to clients and boards at any time.