Now that you have read all about the Sycamore anthracnose disease on the information part of this site (click here if you missed that), you are now ready to learn what can be done about this disease. In the past the only real option open to Arborists was to spray various fungicides on the leaves and twigs to try and control this disease. The timing was critical and you needed to repeat these sprays more than once to have any affect at all. The exposure to the applicator that is doing the spraying is huge and the drift from trying to spray the largest sycamores could potentially go way off target and contaminate a large area of your customers property and potentially even their neighbor’s property. Spraying is just not an effective method of control.
So now lets see how this treatment is done. Here is a sycamore tree being prepared to accept trunk injection with multiple milliliters of product at each injection site. The portle needles are first tapped into place with a setting tool. The red weight slides on the shaft and assists in tapping the needle into the tree. If you look close at the photo at the left (click on it to enlarge it) you can see the needles that are already installed.
The needles are spaced at a distance of 4-5 inches apart all the way around the tree. To give you some perspective, this is a 30 inch diameter tree.
Contact me if you would like a Board Certified Master Arborist, like myself, to treat your sycamore trees for anthracnose. Don’t trust your trees to just anyone! Be sure you deal with the best and most qualified arborist for this treatment! You can reach me directly on my cell phone during daylight hours, or email me. My contact information is also at the top of every page on this website or fill in the contact form on the right side.
Remember Sycamore anthracnose is controllable! I can fix the problem! Contact Me!
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