Tree Injection Service Clovis CA
Tree Protection with Injections
Pests can be an issue with trees, as they can cause damage to the tree itself and may cause damage to other structures or cause injuries to people on the property. Yet, dealing with pests isn’t always easy to do. Spraying is an option, but it’s not a great one. Instead, a Tree Injection may be the perfect way to get rid of pests inside and outside the tree and ensure it continues to grow without issues.
Spraying the tree is not exceedingly difficult for smaller trees, but the overspray can spread throughout the yard, and even into nearby yards. With larger trees, it becomes more difficult to reach the tops of the trees with the spray and there is a higher chance of the spray getting where it shouldn’t be. Since the sprays used are chemicals, this can be dangerous as well as harmful to the environment.
Instead, injections can be used to help get rid of pests. Injections can be done in the soil close to the tree or in the tree trunk itself. Injections do not have the environmental impact that sprays have and they can be highly effective for many of the pests that typically feed on or live in trees. This includes leaf miners, aphids, borers, and adelgids. Injections can also help protect the tree longer, sometimes for an entire year, so they don’t need to be done as frequently as spraying would need to be done.
Injections into the trunk can reduce the amount of chemicals needed to treat the tree for pests, but they do cause a small amount of damage to the tree. Injection technology has increased in recent years to minimize the amount of damage done and professionals understand how to care for the tree to minimize the potential for anything to happen. Another option is to do a soil injection to protect the tree.
Soil injections are done around the base of the tree, right next to the trunk, instead of in the trunk itself. This doesn’t damage the tree and is still effective against many different types of pests that could be damaging the tree or its roots. Both types of injections are generally quick and can provide protection for a significant amount of time compared to spraying. Plus, since less is needed for these types of treatments, they can help protect the environment while helping the tree be healthier.