What Are Trunk Injections?
Trunk injections are used by our Utah pest control team to effectively treat insects, fungi, and nutrient deficiencies in trees. The Arborjet method is quick, easy and long-lasting. Our pest control technicians will inject the tree with a mixture of pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers to treat many diseases and deficiencies. There are many advantages of using the trunk injection method.
Quick and Easy: A Legacy Pest Control tree professional can quickly perform a 3 step trunk injection process; drill – inject – plug.
Safe: the solution is injected directly into the tree, eliminating exposure people, pets, and the environment. This also means that Legacy Pest Control can perform a tree injection without concern of weather conditions or in active areas.
Long-Term Protection: Trunk injections work through the tree’s trunk, branches, and leaves to offer protection for up to 2-3 years.
Cost Effective: Unlike spraying or soil treatments, tree trunk injections save you money by using a precise dose of solution to your tree, versus requiring a whole area to be treated; and the spray can NOT be done during wet or windy conditions. Additionally, Tree Injections can save you from needing to pay hundreds of dollars in order to have a diseased tree and it’s roots, removed from your property. Healthy trees contribute to energy savings, storm water retention and increase property value.
Eco-Friendly: The tree injection method seals the solution inside of the tree eliminating environmental exposure, and is completely safe to use near rivers or ponds, parks, playgrounds, golf courses, etc.
Who Is Arborjet Tree Injection Suitable?
Arborjet is approved by the USDA and can be used by Homeowners, Municipalities, Resorts & Golf Courses, Universities, and Local Businesses across Utah.
Common Tree Problems
It has been shown that two of the most common problems are invasive insects and tree diseases. Fortunately, professional tree injections by a pest control professional can treat both of these in a safe and effective fashion. Is is important that these issues be addressed as soon as possible, so as to prevent any further damage from happening to your tree.
Diseases that can cause great harm to you trees include, but are not limited to;
- Sudden Oak Death
- Oak Wilt
- Leaf Disease
- Magnolia Scale
- Nutritional Deficiencies
- Tree Fungus
- Iron Chlorosis
Insects Tree Damage
There are an array of bugs in Utah that can cause damage to trees including, but not limited to; the Emerald Ash Bore, Pine Bark Beatle, Rugose Spiraling Whitefly, Leaf Chewing Caterpillar, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Winter Moth, Red Gum Lerp Psyllid, Asian Longhorned Beatle, Oak Worms, Aphids, Thrips, Gold Spotted Oak Borer, and more. Arborjet Tree Injections are an efficient way to eliminate these insects for up to 3 years.
Trunk Injections for Fungal Diseases in Trees
Tree fungi can weaken trees to the point where they can create a hazardous situation by heavy trunks falling and creating property damage or bodily harm. Fungus starts by entering the tree where a wound has occurred due to events such as landscapers pruning, lawn mower injuries, and trenching of utility lines. Fungus begins to show in the form of black or brown discolorations, and the enzymes in the fungus cause a weakening of wood fibers. This weakening can lead to falling limbs, small debris to litter the ground, and in the case of rot, the whole tree may topple over.
Common Types of Tree Fungus Treated with Arborjet Injections Include:
Anthracnose: is a fungal infection usually seen in Sycamore Trees, Oak Trees and Ash trees. Anthracnose affects tree leaves, and you will often see a noticeable color change. In some trees it causes a loss of leaves, creating a canopy-like effect, which litters the ground debris.
Dutch Elm Disease: is a fungus that kills many American Elm Trees each year. This fungus affects trees by plugging up the systems that delivers water and nutrients until the tree withers and dies. First signs of infection will usually appear in the upper branches, and progressively spread to the rest of the tree, until the roots eventually die.
Legacy Pest Control for Arborjet Tree Injections in Utah
Legacy Pest Control has been providing trunk injections and other pest control services to the Salt Lake City and surrounding Utah areas for over 15 years. Our business is family-owned and currently located in Ogden, Utah. Our trunk injection services are simple and effective. Our cost-effective solutions are dependent on the size of the tree. We place plugs into small holes that we drill into the tree and inject the chemicals into them. This process is very effective and can protect the tree for up to four years from borers and many other types of tree pests. To learn more about our trunk injection services, fill out our contact form or give us a call at (801) 779-3131 to make an appointment.
How Much does Tree Trunk Injection Cost?
The cost of tree injection application is based on factors such as trunk diameter, labor required, ad frequency of application. Call Legacy Pest Control at 801-779-3131 for a free estimate. It is the mission of Legacy Pest Control to provide safe, effective tree injection services in Utah at affordable prices.