ArborSystems introduced ready-to-use systemic antibiotic direct-inject chemical line that is used in their Wedgle Direct-Inject Tree Injection System for ornamental trees, large woody shrubs and palms.
“Arborists, urban foresters and tree care professionals can now provide seasonal suppression for a variety of diseases,” said Chip Doolittle, president of ArborSystems in Omaha, NE. “Tree trunk direct-injection delivers proven results with less chemicals compared to foliage spray or soil drenching.”
The new antibiotic line has two chemical products for trunk injection treatment. Terrier Antibiotic is available in 120 ml and 1000 ml Quick-Connect Chemical Packs and treats Bacterial Leaf Scorch in Elm, Oak, Sycamore, Oleander and Sweet Gum trees; Fire Blight in Mountain Ash trees; Ash Yellows in Ash trees; and Phloem Necrosis in Elm trees (also called Elm Yellow). A 120 ml pack treats approximately 20 trees with a 12” DBH. Preventative applications are more effective than suppressive treatment in trees showing disease symptoms. Springer Antibiotic is available in 1000 ml Quick-Connect Chemical Packs and is for seasonal suppression of lethal yellow disease in palms. It can be used anytime during the growing season. A 1000 ml pack treats approximately 25 palms with a 12” DBH. Both contain Oxytetracycline Hydrochloride.
“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.
ArborSystems’ product line includes Pointer Insecticide that treats Emerald Ash Borer, Hemlock Wooly Adelgids, White Flies, aphids and beetles and Greyhound Insecticides which 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.