Any Sycamore Anthracnose treatment requires an effective and practical approach to prevent your Sycamore trees from succumbing to this disease caused by a fungus called Apiognomonia veneta. Earlier many traditional methods such as drilling and foliar spraying were employed to tackle the problem but the efficacy has been limited. Spraying was a tedious affair that required innumerable follow ups and had chances of drifting into non target areas. Drilling has its own set of unique problems. Drilling triggers the tree’s natural defensive mechanism called CODIT (Compartmentalization of Disease in Trees) wherein the tree literally walls off the “damaged” area from any future use by the tree. Most experienced arborists have serious reservations about unnecessarily “drilling” of any tree where an alternative, less damaging method is available.
The latest Direct Inject tree injection system being promoted by Emerald Tree Care has a practical solution in the field of Sycamore Anthracnose treatment. The primary advantage of the injection system is that it permits injecting the products at several spaced locations using multiple millimeters without damaging the cambial layers as was the case in the traditional drilling methods. The needles are pierced at a gap of 4 to 5 inches around the desired area on the tree’s trunk. The tool has a quick connect setting tool that can hold the needle and the injection process can be completed easily and quickly without the requirement of additional air pumps and pressure equipment. This allows the arborist to actually administer the dose to several trees in proximity at a single go without needing additional man power or time.
However before undertaking any Anthrancose treatment for your sycamore trees it is essential that an experienced certified arborist be consulted directly in order to plan out the best possible solution to the problem. A combination of soil drenching along with direct injection is also recommended for certain cases depending on the local weather conditions and the severity of the fungal attack. Treatment of this condition by incorrect methods may do more damage to your tree(s) and can end up in a complete disaster for your property. Emerald Tree Care LLC has a Board Certified Master Arborist in Wayne White that is very experienced in Sycamore Anthracnose treatment. If you need any help or guidance with this disease please be sure to contact us!