TAG CONSULTING ARBORIST offers a complete range of
management options for Elm Leaf Beetle and other tree related issues, including
low toxicity insecticides utilising low volume sprays and soil injection
• Tree health
Documentation and reporting
and applications by qualified Arborist (Dip Hort, Arb)
There is one method of control that
TAG CONSULTING ARBORIST performs that is Trunk Injection.
Pricing for Trunk injection
Pricing is based on the width of your tree.
$190 – 0-30cm diameter tree
$225 – 30-50cm diameter tree
$255 – 50-75cm diameter tree
$295 – 75-90cm diameter tree
$295 plus $17 for every additional 5cm of trunk width for trees over
additional trees you will receive a 15% discount from the total bill
6 or more
trees will receive a 20% discount from the total bill
(width) is measured below the first
branch no higher than 1.4m above grade.
ARBORIST: Tim Michau
ABN: 29 389 670 452
INSURANCE: MLI 201403422
St Albans Rd, St Albans VIC, 3021
No dilution is required; this product is
intended to be applied undiluted directly into the trunk or branches of trees
in order to provide systemic control of insect pests.
SilvaShield Injectable Tree Insecticide can
be used as directed on ornamental trees in residential areas, business and
office complexes, shopping complexes, multi-family residential complexes, golf
courses, airports, cemeteries, parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields. SilvaShield
also can be used in commercial forestry production, nurseries, greenhouses, and
in state, federal, county and local recreational forests.
The active ingredient in SilvaShield
Injectable Tree Insecticide has sufficient residual activity so that applications
can be made preceding the attack of the trees by target pests. SilvaShield
Injectable also controls existing infestations of most labelled pests. If the
level of infestation is severe, the high label rate for the targeted pest is
Systemic activity occurs only after the
active ingredient is translocated upwards in the tree. In some cases,
translocation can take 10 days or longer, depending on the transpiration rate
of the treated plant. The need for an application can be based on historical
monitoring of the site, previous records or experiences, current season adult
trapping or other methods. For best results (i.e., to ensure uptake),
application should be made when the tree is actively transpiring. Less than
satisfactory results, including slow or reduced impact on beetles and larvae,
may occur if trees are suffering from lack of moisture, thereby reducing
translocation of the active ingredient.
For best results, dedicated injection
equipment is recommended.
SilvaShield Injectable Tree Insecticide can
be applied with a variety of trunk injection devices. To minimise the
possibility of corrosion of equipment, use chemically-resistant components or
ensure thorough cleaning after use. For all injector systems, read carefully
and follow all manufacturers’ directions for use.
Drilling the hole
With most injector systems, it is necessary
to pre-drill holes prior to insertion of the applicator device.
Holes should be drilled deep enough to
permit transport of SilvaShield upwards in the vascular tissue.
Take note of drill hole spacing in the
critical comments of the directions for use.
To determine the number of injection holes
needed, measure the tree circumference at 1.3m above the ground. Divide the
circumference (as measured in centimetres) by the recommended hole spacing to
determine the number of holes needed. Initial injector sites should be in the
active sapwood. If a single hole cannot accept its full dose, the dose may be
divided among the other initial injection holes. Spacing of injection holes
should be vertically and horizontally staggered so that they are not aligned
with other holes.
No information is available that indicates
physical compatibility with other products. Mixing SilvaShield
Injectable with other products cannot
therefore be recommended.
PROTECTION OF LIVESTOCK: This product is highly
toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or
residues on flowering trees and shrubs. DO
NOT use on trees which are likely to be used by
PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE,
FISH, CRUSTACEA AND ENVIRONMENT: DO NOT contaminate
streams, rivers or waterways with the
chemical or used containers. This product is highly toxic to
bees exposed to direct treatment or residues
on flowering trees and shrubs. To minimise risk, ensure
injection occurs after flowering in species that are pollinated by bees.
Directions for use
DO NOT use on fruit or nut trees
intended for food use
DO NOT use on trees likely to be used by commercial bee
London plane trees
Sycamore lace bug
3-5 ml product/
10 cm dbh
Use dedicated tree
injection equipment to apply the chemical. Space injection holes approximately 30cm apart around the circumference of the tree. Apply 3 - 5 ml of chemical in each hole and seal the hole.
DO NOT reapply in the same holes.Spacing of injection holes should bevertically and horizontally staggered so that they are not aligned with other holes.
Elm leaf beetle
Use dedicated tree injection equipment to apply the chemical. Space injection holes approximately 15 cm apart around the circumference of the tree. Spacing of injection holes should be vertically and horizontally staggered so that they are not aligned with other holes. Avoid application beneath areas of rot, wounding or other areas where vertical systemic uptake may be blocked within the tree. Where possibleinject directly in line beneath branches or limbs. Seal injection holes after application.
DO NOT re-apply in the same holes.Patchy results may occur
3.5 mL per hole
Drill one hole per limb (or trunk in single trunked trees) using dedicated tree injection equipment. Apply 3.5 mL of chemical in each hole and seal the hole.
DO NOT reapply in the same holes. Uptake and therefore control of the pest in heavily infested heads already showing severe damage, will be slow and may be incomplete.