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ArborSystems' Pointer Insecticide applied with the ArborSystems Wedgle Direct-Inject System was cited for excellent control of Beech Bark Scale in a Michigan State University study.

ArborSystems product ranked excellent in managing Beech Bark Disease

ArborSystems’ Pointer Insecticide applied with the ArborSystems Wedgle Direct-Inject System was cited for excellent control of Beech Bark Scale in a Michigan State University study featured in June 2013 Landsculptor magazine.


“Arborists, urban foresters and tree care professionals have been using Pointer, an Imidacloprid product, to treat and control numerous pests, insects and disease,” said Chip Doolittle, president of ArborSystems in Omaha, NE. “The study and article shows just one more long term success story using our tree trunk injection hardware and chemicals.”


Landsculptor magazine refers to the Michigan State University study that began in 2007 and is continuing today. The article reported that treatments of ArborSystems Pointer Insecticide applied in 2007 ranked “Excellent” in 2012 ratings. “Trees injected with Pointer [Insecticide] remained largely free of Beech Bark Scale for 3-4 years…and Pointer-treated trees remained healthy and full-foliaged.” “Pointer-injected trees were also free of scale to the top canopy; [as] Pointer is known to possess systemic properties.”


Landsculptor magazine states “Injections of Pointer did not result in any visible damage at the time of injection or five years later.” Pointer applied with the ArborSystems Wedgle Direct-Inject System “obviously has some advantages” over spraying options “by eliminating drift issues and keeping the insecticide within the tree rather than being widely distributed over the landscape environment.”


“Tree trunk injections are a tree-friendly way to treat plants and trees and are people friendly too,” said Doolittle. “Children and pets are not exposed to chemical spray or open chemical containers and there is no need to cover outdoor toys, play equipment, pools, furniture or vehicles.”


The Wedgle is a no-drill tree treatment system — an easy, fast and tree-friendly way to treat almost any tree in five minutes or less and does not require waiting for the uptake of chemicals, guarding during the draining process, power or pumps.


ArborSystems chemicals are used with their Direct-Inject Tree Injection System as an injection into the flare or base of the tree to ensure even distribution through the tree’s vascular system for treatment of insects, pests and diseases. It places the chemical deep into the active areas where it can be easily absorbed. Chemicals are delivered fast and effectively at a known dose rate with virtually no environmental exposure associated with foliage spray, soil injection or drenching,


It is the only tree trunk injection application method that does not require a drilled hole. ArborSystems no-drill method is similar to getting a small scratch or vaccine that heals quickly versus drilling which is comparable to a cut that requires stitches and can be prone to infections. This approach protects trees from further stress and allows trees to put their full energy into recovery.


Pointer is part of ArborSystems’ insecticide product line and treats Emerald Ash Borer, Hemlock Wooly Adelgids, White Flies, aphids and beetles. Greyhound Insecticides controls beetles, caterpillars, mites and nematodes (prevents Pine Wilt disease). Their systemic fungicide products include Shepherd Fungicide that treats Anthracnose, Diplodia Tip Blight, Dutch Elm disease, Crabapple disease, Oak Wilt disease and other conifer and leaf diseases and Whippet Fungicide that controls phytophthora spp. and Pythium diseases, Sudden Oak Death and Beech Decline. Their plant growth regulator products consist of Mastiff which reduces tree growth up to 70% over three years including stem elongation and wood formation and Pinscher used on ornamental trees to reduce flowering and fruit/seeds production decreasing cleanup and turf maintenance problems without comprising tree health. Their micronutrients product line improves tree health, promotes leaf growth and relieves symptoms of iron cholorosis, manganese deficiency and drought and transplant stress.

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