Bark Beetle Prevention

Get to your trees before the Beetles do!

Preventative treatment is the most effective protection for your high-value trees. With our direct tree injection program you can rest easy. Here’s how it works:

  • Tree health and risk assesment is performed by one of Alley Tree and Landscape's tree care professionals.                                                        

  • A quote for your treatment options is provided.        

  • Trees are treated via direct trunk injection with the chemical TREE-age, a foliar spray, or a combination of the two.                                                                      

  • Sit back and enjoy your trees for years to come.

What can you do in addition to treating your trees?

-Do not prune your Pines or Firs between the months of April and October. Bark beetles are attracted to wounded trees.

-Help alleviate drought conditions with supplemental watering. Deep root watering, or a drip line with a soil amendment to help retain water are both extremely helpful.

-Remove dead or dying trees immediately! This includes stumps. Haul dead wood offsite, or solarize by covering and sealing the wood completely in clear plastic left in a sunny area.

Why should I inject my trees?

-Chemical injected stays inside the tree, no pollution!

-Minimal impact to soil, water and air.

-No exposure to the public and minimal exposure to the applicator.

-Ideal for treatments in public locations .

-Longest residual, no photo or micorobial degradation.

-Treatment affects only pests feeding on the tree.

-Wide treatment window for applicators, essentially year-round.

 

Here are some outside links containing more info on Tree-age (Emamectin Benzoate) and its usage/effects and Bark Beetles themselves:
USDA evaluating Ememectin Benzoate against Emerald Ash Borers
ArborJet Tree-age chemical info
USDA Bark Beetle information page
CalFire Bark Beelte information page