Protect Your Valuable Trees Now to Ensure Their Health for the Coming Year

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Now is the time for homeowners to defend against destructive tree pests, malnutrition and diseases with tree trunk injections, recommends Arborjet.

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Tree trunk injection treatments act quickly and greatly limit environmental exposure at the time of injection

Homeowners in Florida, take action now to protect the beautiful trees and palms in your yards from insects, diseases, and nutrient deficiencies to ensure they remain healthy and produce beautiful foliage next year. If trees and palms are not cared for, pests and diseases can cause serious damage, even leading to death. Mature trees that have succumbed to pests or diseases are expensive to remove and replace, potentially costing over $1,000 per tree, but when properly cared for the cost of treatment is much lower.

Floridians are seeing the effects of these destructive tree pests and diseases first hand, with Rugose Spiraling Whitefly (RSW) wreaking havoc. RSW produces “honeydew,” a sugary substance that can stick to houses, cars, or patios, creating a sticky mess. Leaves or fronds often develop excessive and unattractive dark sooty mold that grows on the honeydew. Leaf drop may occur in some species of trees and plants. Other problems that arise for homeowners in the region are scale insects, such as Magnolia Scale. Scale insects can be “soft” or “armored,” and are piercing-sucking insects that deplete trees’ nutrient stores. Palms can be affected by a number of fungal, insect, and nutrient problems. Such pests include Bud Rot, Palm Leaf Skeletonizer, and Frizzle Top, all damaging the value of the tree.

While there are plenty of treatment options, tree trunk injections have been proven to be very effective in protecting trees from destructive insects, diseases and malnutrition. Treatment formulations are injected by a licensed applicator directly into the tree’s vascular system and are effective within a few weeks. With trunk injection, nothing is released into the air or soil during application. Some active ingredients keep working through the tree’s vascular system into the spring, providing continued protection as trees begin to produce leaves. There is even one treatment available that protects trees against insects for up to two years and can stop damage even if the tree is currently under attack.
Professionally applied tree trunk injection treatments cost a fraction of what removal and replacement does while providing an added financial benefit that homeowners may not realize. In addition to creating a beautiful landscape, a mature tree provides shade, reducing energy costs for heating and cooling your home.

“We’ve been observing RSW and the headaches it causes for Florida homeowners. Treating for both nuisance and destructive pests alike will ensure homeowners’ trees and palms remain healthy for seasons to come,” said Russ Davis, President and COO of Arborjet, which develops remedies for some of the world’s most invasive pest insects and diseases. “Mature trees also help reduce greenhouse gases and prevent water runoff, which makes saving these trees better for the environment than removing them.”

To learn more about tree trunk injections and the pests, diseases, and nutrient deficiencies that may be destroying trees in your region, please visit http://www.arborjet.com.

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About Arborjet
Founded in 1999, Arborjet’s mission is to provide the most effective and environmentally responsible formulations and equipment to promote overall plant health care and to preserve our natural and urban forests. The company is committed to researching and developing remedies for the world’s most invasive pest insects and diseases to support arborists and enable them to safely treat near waterways and highly populated areas. Arborjet’s products are for both residential and commercial application and are distributed throughout the United States. Arborjet is headquartered in Woburn, MA. To learn more about tree health products provided by Arborjet visit http://www.arborjet.com

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