It’s a day to celebrate trees! Plant trees! Care for trees! Trees are important! The first American Arbor Day originated in Nebraska, ArborSystems’ home state back in 1872. We are proud to be part of the tree care industry. Our products are known for being tree-friendly. There is no long-term damage inside or outside a tree using ArborSystems products. And our system does not have to be mixed and/or filled at the job site eliminating the potential for spilling. For more information, click here.
“Deep injection holes into trees that form tyloses makes no sense,” according to “Modern Arboriculture,” Alex Shigo’s reference text that is recommended by the International Society of Arboriculture. Tyloses is a sap like compound that forms in response to wounding and plug the damaged growth rings so they can no longer conduct water and nutrients. Holes drilled according to specifications also can cause problems by allowing air into the vascular system which can disrupt water and nutrient movement and provide entry points for pests and disease. Shallow injections allow the insecticide to move upward with the flow of sap through the vascular system. ArborSystems’ “Wedgle” Direct-Inject Tree Treatment System is designed to distribute the chemical into this outer active layer of the tree. For more information, click here.
Drilled injection holes can permanently damaging a tree’s ability to move nutrients and repeated drilling can seriously harm a tree’s long term health. Injections should be applied beneath the bark and into the tree’s water conducting system in the outermost ring. “Small, shallow holes, no deeper than two growth rings, cause the least amount of injury” according to “Modern Arboriculture,” Alex Shigo’s reference text that is recommended by the International Society of Arboriculture for arborists, landscape architects, urban foresters, fruit growers and students. Shigo was a leader in arboriculture research and study. For more information, click here.
Because drilling hurts the tree! Let’s compare it to a human. The no-drill method is similar to getting a small cut that mends quickly versus drilling which is comparable to a cut that requires stitches. Some companies compare the trunk injections using drilling to a hospital IV or blood stream injection. But these methods can be prone to infections and need time to heal versus non-drilling which is more like a simple vaccine or shot that heals fast. Drilling of large holes on a yearly or semi-yearly basis have proven to be harmful to the tree. Our injection system protects the tree’s health and prevents long-term wounding. For more information, click here.
The EZ-Ject Herbicide Lance from our sister company is easy to use and effective. Each ready-to-use EZ-Ject Herbicide Shell contains a small amount of chemical held in a dry, stable form within a brass shell. The systemic herbicides kill the tree completely and there is rarely any regrowth or suckers. Dead trees and stumps can be removed or left to decompose naturally. The applicator benefits from using the lance because it is lightweight, simple to use and causes less fatigue. It is easy to use in overgrown or difficult-to-reach areas. There is no mixing, measuring or spraying which minimize exposure risks. It is safer to use than chain saws as there are no blades, flying debris, fumes or noise. It needs minimal training and provides worry-free operation. And it works in any weather. For more information, click here.
ArborSystems Wedgle Direct Injection Tree Treatment System no drilling trunk-inject applications has saved thousands of Ash trees, providing proven control of EAB, preventively and curatively, even in heavily infested areas since 2002. Whether you use ArborSystems Boxer Insecticide (Chemical: Emamectin Benzoate) for two-year control or Pointer Insecticide (Chemical: Imidacloprid), both provide control of EAB. EAB is an abbreviation of Emerald Ash Borer which is actually a beetle that feeds on ash trees. Arborist classify it as a pest and ash trees around the country have been infested and dying when left untreated. For more information, click here.
ArborSystems has a complete product line of pest management and plant protection solutions available. Our products include fungicides, insecticides, miticides, nutrients/fertilizers, plant growth regulators, antibiotics and herbicides from our sister company, EZ-Ject. And we make all the product information easily available for your use on our website. You can locate chemical registrations by state, labels with complete details for each chemical product, marketing materials or instructions and a distributor search by state or zip code so you can know where to find our products. For more information, click here.
Cities tell us that they are very concerned with the safety of their citizens when they are treating trees. Using a system that has to be mixed and/or filled at the job site has a great potential for spilling and other well-being issues for the home owners as well as the general safety of its residents. This topic is something that ArborSystems has been concerned about and has addressed from the beginning. There is no mixing with the ArborSystems Wedgle Direct-Injection Tree Treatment System. No chemical drift or run off. No guarding or waiting for uptake. It is a complete closed system. For more information, click here.
And that’s a concern to homeowners who care about trees and tree care professionals that treat trees. The ArborSystems Wedgle Direct-Injection Tree Treatment System is used when they don’t want to do any long-term damage by drilling large holes in the tree. When there are large wounds in a tree, it requires the tree to use up its limited energy to wall them off. Some people have purported to say that the tree will heal over the large hole in a year or two. But nothing is mentioned about the long-term effect from these holes inside of the tree when drilled yearly or semi-yearly. For more information, click here.
Foresters, utility managers, and agricultural producers now have an efficient, effective, economical way to kill unwanted trees, stumps, and invasive woody plants using EZ-Ject Herbicide Lance from our sister company. With one simple movement, the spring-loaded EZ-Ject Herbicide Lance injects a herbicide shell into the base of a tree, stump, or brush and into the cambium layer. The systemic herbicide is absorbed by the tree, effectively killing roots, trunk, and foliage. Dead tree, stump, or vegetation can be removed or left to decompose naturally. It can control non-compatible species, thin hardwoods, manage juvenile spacing, kill stumps and more. For more information, click here.