Emerald Ash Borer Treaments
The invasive Emerald Ash Borer was introduced to Western Pennsylvania in 2012. Since then, it has devastated native Ash trees across the state. Without treatment, 99% of native Ash trees infested die. Luckily, systemic tree-trunk injections of pesticides such as Mectinite have been found to be up to 87% effective at eliminating infestations, and lasts up to 2 years between treatments. Additionally, depending on the size of the tree and extent of the infestation, treatments can be as little as 1/5th the price of a tree removal! Click here to learn more about trunk injection pesticide treatments!
Oak Wilt treatments
Oak Wilt is a fungal disease that is relatively new to Southeast Pennsylvania, caused by the fungi Ceratocystis fagacearum. This disease can kill susceptible Oak trees in a matter of weeks, while trees with some resistance can decline over several years before ultimately succumbing to the disease. Although it is impossible to eradicate the fungi once present, trees suffering from Oak Wilt can be treated with systemic fungicide injections that can prolong the lifespan of the infected tree. It is therefore crucial to treat healthy, uninfected Oak trees for Oak Wilt before infection. Treatments of systemic fungicides such as Propizol can help to protect an otherwise susceptible tree for 2-6 years, depending upon specific circumstances.
Soil Fertilizer Injections
Traditionally, fertilizers have been applied to landscapes via a "broadcast" method, spreading a relatively even amount of fertilizer across the entirety of the landscape. However, treatments of this nature can be harmful to the environment (due to leaching of excess fertilizer into the water table) and wasteful (significantly more fertilizer is needed to achieve the same results as the injection method). Soil root injections are a cost effective, and more environmentally friendly way to encourage the growth and vigor of the trees and shrubs in your landscape. In this method, small amounts of liquid fertilizer are injected directly into the root-uptake zone, minimizing chemical leaching while providing your plants with the nutrients they require!