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Do Tree Injections Work?

By June 1, 2018September 30th, 2019Tree Care, Tree Health

When warm weather moves in, it is important to be aware of the health of your trees. If you have noticed your tree does not have the same growth rate as others around it of the same species, you can take action to make the tree’s health a priority.

On a similar note, if a tree or group of trees is producing fruits or seeds that cause problems for you—either because the seeds or fruits create a mess or are harder to pick up—there is something you can do about it that doesn’t involve removing a tree from the property just because of this issue.

If you want your trees to look great and want to prevent problems such as fruit growing on your trees and producing nuisance seeds, tree injections might be an option. Little Rock certified arborists at David’s Tree Service can provide tree injections that help fertilize trees without harmful sprays or use deflowering agents to prevent seeds from growing.

Benefits of Tree Injections

Tree injections are usually one of two types: either micro injections, with a small volume of chemicals placed into the tree at a certain place to treat a smaller area, or macro injections which have a larger volume of chemicals and water to treat a larger part of the tree (or the whole tree).

There are many benefits to using tree injections, including:

  1. No harmful sprays or chemicals outside of the tree – One of the things you can look forward to when you use tree injections to treat your tree is that the agents in the injection go into the tree rather than being sprayed or placed around it. If you have pets or children, you can stress less knowing they are safe to be around trees that have had tree injections because the chemicals will not be exposed to them from the tree’s exterior.
  2. Less disturbance to the tree – Although tree injections use a small hole drilled into the tree’s base to place the syringe with the chemical agent into it, the amount of disturbance to the tree is generally pretty minimal. Tree problems like fungi or other tree diseases that might fester when that barrier is breached through the addition of the hole might be cause for concern, so it is important to work with a certified arborist to determine the right course of action.
  3. Numerous treatment options – While the arborists at David’s Tree Service primarily use deflowering and fertilizer tree injections, others on the market can tree a variety of problems such as pests and other tree diseases that can damage trees.

Trees might need a number of tree injections when being treated or only a few. This depends on the tree diameter, as well as how many trees you plan to treat at a given time. For instance, if you have a few of the same type of tree on your property and want them to receive the same care, you will need to work with your arborist to determine how many tree injections each tree will need.

Tree Injection Types

As discussed, there are numerous treatment options when it comes to using tree injections to either prevent a problem before it occurs to address an existing tree problem. Options might include a few of the following:

  • Tree fertilizers to improve health
  • Tree deflowering agents for health and practical care of trees with nuisance seeds and flowers
  • Fungi treatment to prevent existing damage from spreading
  • Pest control to prevent borers (such as Emerald Ash Borers) or other types of pests from damaging trees
  • Disease prevention to ward off leaf diseases that directly impact tree health

Caring for trees can mean being aware of all types of issues that could arise. It is important to inspect trees regularly and have an arborist trim your trees to keep them looking lush and healthy. Fertilizer tree injections can sustain your trees and help them thrive.

And, if you’re someone who has lived too long with trees that produce seeds or fruits that cause a mess, such as the spiky “gumballs” that can drop from trees and litter your yard, it’s time for relief from that problem! Tree injections with deflowering agents can help you avoid the back-breaking work of cleaning up after trees that have flowered year after year.

Contact a Certified Arborist in Little Rock

For healthy trees, and to avoid some of the most persistent seeds and flowers from growing in fruit-bearing trees, contact the certified arborists at David’s Tree Services!