Tree Maintenance Using Tree Injections
Tree injections can provide the following type of maintenance for a tree, depending on your goals and the tree’s health:
- Pest and disease treatment
- Fertilizer treatment
- Deflowering treatment
One major benefit most homeowners love about tree injections is that they are safe for trees as well as anyone who might be near them, such as children or pets. After a tree injection is done, you don’t need to keep your kids or dogs and cats indoors; they can still occupy outdoor spaces near the tree without worrying about chemicals or pesticides.
Types of Tree Injections
Different types of tree injections serve different purposes, so it is important to understand the differences so you can plan for what you need.
Although trees often stay healthy with the proper soil, sun exposure, and water for their conditions, there is always the possibility that various insects and diseases may impede the tree’s growth and overall health. In Missouri, the emerald ash borer, for example, is a common pest that only attacks ash trees and can lead to degradation or even the death of a tree.
In order to treat this type of tree pest, along with many others, you might try methods that only treat the outside of the tree. However, using tree injections provides tree care from the inside out using safe chemicals that work their way up the tree root and into the trunk and branches.
Additionally, tree injections can provide fertilizer with nutrients the tree might be lacking. Fertilizer injections can improve tree health and promote growth. If you notice your tree is not producing leaves or fruits like it should, fertilizer tree injections might be a good option.
The final type of tree injection most widely available helps prevent fruits from dropping. In eastern Missouri, for instance, sweetgum trees are common in many yards. While the trees themselves are beautiful, the “gumballs” they drop are spiky and unsightly. Picking them up by hand can be cumbersome, so preventing them altogether is often the best course of action.
Tree injections that have a deflowering agent provide a safe way to prevent fruits from developing. This can be useful if you have oak trees, hickory trees, black walnut trees, crabapple trees, and others with fruits that can make a big mess in a yard when they drop from the tree.
Your certified arborist is knowledgeable about the various types of tree injections available and can provide a recommendation for what’s best for your situation. We work with Arborjet products which provide some of the highest quality chemicals and treatments for trees on the market.
Tree Injection Consultation Process
Once you contact Omni Tree and schedule your appointment, our arborists will come to your yard and inspect the trees. From there, they will determine the best course of action and provide a quote for the tree treatment. Pricing varies for tree injections depending on how many are needed per tree; the number of tree injections often depends on the circumference of the tree. Larger trees often require more injections and are more time intensive.
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Take your tree maintenance to the next level with tree injections from Omni Tree! Contact us today to learn more.