Treating Sick Trees—Diseased Tree Injections
If you've got a sick tree on your hands, you may want to call a Paden Tree People professional for advice. Soil injection is a method of applying pesticides, plant-resistance activators, and certain types of fertilizers into the xylem vascular tissue of a tree. This application is precise and targeted, with the purpose of protecting the tree from pests or providing corrections for existing nutrient deficiencies that can adversely affect overall tree health.
What are soil injections?
Treating trees with soil injections is a way to administer pesticides and other treatments without affecting surrounding plants and animals. This treatment method is better than spraying in that it requires fewer materials, and reduces the amount of environmental exposure to whatever chemicals are being used.
Beautiful, healthy trees add to your home’s overall aesthetic appeal, and they must be maintained in order for them to grow healthy and strong. Trees have to be nurtured just like anything else, and when you take great care of them, they offer up many rewards in return. Soil injections are a great way to help ensure the longevity and health of the trees in your Chattanooga yard.
Fast Facts about Soil & Diseased Tree Injections:
Soil injection technology has provided arborists with new tools and methods for treating harmful pests in trees.
Each sick tree scenario should be assessed by a professional before treatment plans are made.
A single soil or tree injection has the potential to replace multiple applications of sprayed pesticides.
Insects like aphids, leaf miners, flathead borers, and woolly adelgids are harmful pests that can kill a tree without proper treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is soil injection? Soil injections for trees are a liquid product that's injected into the soil around the tree’s root zone.
- How does soil injection work? The tree’s roots take that product and transport it throughout the tree the same way water and nutrients are moved within it.
- How will I know my tree has received a soil injection? There will be no visible marks on the tree itself. You may notice small holes where the applicator was poked into the ground.
- Will the soil injection impact nearby plants? If there is any potential danger that nearby plants would be negatively affected, we will not recommend soil injections.
- Can soil injections be performed while it is raining? Our technicians will not perform soil injections if standing water is present, or if conditions present a risk of product runoff.
- Is it safe to go in the yard near my tree after it has received a soil injection? Because the product is injected into the soil approximately 6”- 8” below the surface, it is safe to walk on after it has been treated.