ArborSystems introduced the Pointle Palm, a new quick-connect injection tip for ArborSystems’ Wedgle Direct-Inject tree treatment system.
“The tip was designed to get into the toughest plants and place the chemical or nutrient in the right spot,” said Chip Doolittle, president of ArborSystems. “Treatment is delivered fast and effectively at a known dose rate with virtually no environmental exposure associated with foliage spray, soil injection or drenching.”
The 3” Pointle Palm Injection Tip has a pointed end that aids the tip in getting into the palm. The chemical ports are recessed to minimize plant material from clogging the tip. The tip design was developed to penetrate a palm’s outer husk and deliver chemical into the inner active layers. The ArborSystems Tip Setter is used to set and remove the Pointle Palm Injection Tip. Some palms require a starter or pilot hole to be drilled so injection tips can be easily inserted through the husk. The Pointle Palm Injection Tip is available separately or in a kit that includes the tip, tip setter, tip cleaning and storage container, instruction guide and rugged case.
“Arborists and tree care professionals are using our injections of Pointer insecticide to treat Rugose Spiraling Whiteflies and Royal Palm Bugs instead of foliage spray or soil drenching which fills a homeowner’s yard with chemicals,” added Doolittle. “It is injected inside the tree so children and pets are not exposed to chemical spray or open chemical containers and there is no chemical drift requiring the need to cover outdoor toys, play equipment, pools, furniture or vehicles.”
Pointer is part of ArborSystems’ insecticide product line used as an injection with their Direct-Inject Tree Injection System and treats Emerald Ash Borer, Hemlock Wooly Adelgids, aphids and beetles in addition to White Flies and Royal Palm Bugs. 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.