More Places Use EZ-Ject Lances and Herbicides to Control Invasive Trees and Brush

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EZ-Ject lances and herbicides are being found in more places to kill and control undesirable and invasive trees, stumps and brush. Foresters use the EZ-Ject closed application system to thin hardwoods, kill stumps, manage juvenile spacing or eliminate non-compatible species. It is approved for use in wetland and aquatic sites including irrigation ditches, drainage areas, roadsides, utility right-of-ways, buffer zones, watersheds, wood lots, CPC land and prairies. For more information, visit http://www.EzJect.com.

EZ-Ject lance injecting herbicide shell into tree

Foresters, utility managers and agricultural producers appreciate the simple method of killing trees compared to tree hatchets, foliar spray, basal bark or frill girdle herbicide treatments.

EZ-Ject lances and herbicides are being found in more places to kill and control undesirable and invasive trees, stumps and brush.

“Originally EZ-Ject lances were used by foresters to thin hardwoods, kill stumps, manage juvenile spacing or eliminate non-compatible species,” said Chip Doolittle, president of EZ-Ject, Inc. “The closed application systems is approved for use in wetland and aquatic sites so now it is being used to control and kill trees along irrigation ditches, drainage areas, roadsides and utility right-of-ways.” Other locations include buffer zones, watersheds, wood lots, CPC land and prairies.

Spring-loaded EZ-Ject Herbicide Lance injects an herbicide shell into the base of trees, stumps or brush with no danger to surrounding vegetation or the operator. The systemic herbicide is absorbed by the tree, effectively killing roots, trunk and foliage. The dead tree, stump or woody vegetation can be removed or left to decompose naturally.

Diamondback Herbicide Shells (chemical: glyphosate) and Copperhead Herbicide Shells (chemical: Imazapyr) control dozens of tree and brush varieties. The operator never has contact with the herbicide being used as there are no chemicals to mix or measure. Reloading can be done in the field under all conditions.

Applications can be made year round, unless the bark is frozen to the point of preventing shell penetration. Winter applications are absorbed in the spring when the tree becomes active. Landowners use EZ-Ject when wetlands and saturated areas become solid or ice-covered in the winter to reach unwanted trees easily.

The lance is available in two sizes – standard 63.5” long with a capacity of 400 shells weighing less than 10 pounds full loaded and short 41.25” long with a capacity of 228 shells and sized to fit in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

“Minimal operator effort is required due to the gravity fed, spring loaded head that injects the shells through the bark,” said Doolittle. “Foresters, utility managers and agricultural producers appreciate the simple method of killing trees compared to tree hatchets, foliar spray, basal bark or frill girdle herbicide treatments.”

EZ-Ject is an ArborSystems partner who provides a variety of tree injection systems and insecticides, fungicides, nutrients and tree growth regulators designed to meet a broad range of tree care needs. ArborSystems are known for their tree-friendly Pointer Insecticide that has been credited with saving thousands of Ash trees from Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) since 2002 as documented by Michigan State University. For complete list of the tree and brush varieties controlled by EZ-Ject herbicides and more information, visit http://www.EzJect.com.

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