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If you have received notification from Arbor Scientific, your power provider or your local council has contracted with us to apply a Tree Growth Regulator to one or more trees on the nature strip at no cost to you. There is no further action required on your part for the work to be completed. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about the Tree Growth Management Program, and how it can benefit the trees.
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What is a TGR and how does it work?
A TGR or Tree Growth Regulator is used to slow down the top growth of plants whilst encouraging fine root growth, thicker, healthier, and darker foliage to help defend against disease.
How does this program work?
Your Council or power provider will nominate trees to be included in the tree growth management program. A notification will be placed in the letterboxes of the properties adjacent to the trees being treated 2 – 3 weeks prior to works being commenced If you have received a notification from us, we will be treating the trees in your area that are adjacent to powerlines.
When will my tree(s) be treated?
Your tree(s) will generally be treated 2 – 3 weeks after your notification letter was received.
How will my tree(s) be treated?
The treatment is applied through soil injection, 5 to 15 cm beneath the ground, around the base of the tree. The active ingredient, Paclobutrazol binds to soil particles and has limited mobility in all soil types. When applied by a licenced professional in accordance with the label it poses minimal exposure to people, pets, wildlife, and water sources.
How long does treatment last?
Re-application is recommended approximately every three years, though beneficial effects on some tree species may last extend to 5+ years.
What can I expect after treatment?
Paclobutrazol is a proven tree growth management product that has been used by tree care professionals, power providers, universities, and agriculture for decades. It reduces tree growth, thereby decreasing the amount of pruning needed. It also enhances the health and appearance of the tree and in the following 2nd & 3rd years the results will be more even more noticeable.
What is the cost?
There is no cost to you directly as the homeowner or occupier, this is part of your Council or power providers vegetation management program.
How does the treatment work?
- The active ingredient Paclobutrazol is a proven tree growth management product that has been used by tree care professionals, landscape companies, and in agriculture for decades. It slows tree growth, thereby decreasing the amount of pruning needed. It also enhances the health and appearance of the tree.
- The Arbor Scientific Method is the ideal solution to managing powerline easement trees in the urban forest, made for power providing companies and their customers.
Does this product harm my tree?
No, when the paclobutrazol is applied in accordance with the label by a licenced professional there are many documented benefits. The first noticeable reaction to the treatment is an increase in chlorophyll production which will create darker green leaves. As time goes on the tree will increase in health and you will notice the reduction in growth causing a more compact and healthier tree.
Does this treatment pose a risk for people, pets, and wildlife?
Paclobutrazol is highly specific to the process found in plants. Research shows that there is minimal risk to people, pets and wildlife when applied according to the label by a licensed professional.
Will surrounding vegetation be affected?
The growth of surrounding grass, shrubs, flowers, and other vegetation may be slowed if the roots of these plants are growing in the area we treated near the base of the tree.
Will this product contaminate the groundwater?
The active ingredient Paclobutrazol has completed extensive testing to ensure its efficacy and safety. It has been shown to have limited mobility in all soil types, which means its potential to filter through the soil to reach ground water is minimal.
Can I use treated tree leaves for mulch?
Yes. The leaves collected from trees that have undergone treatment can be used for mulch, compost or collected for disposal.
Why did you apply this to some of my trees and not all of them?
Our product is proven to be effective on between 80% – 85% of the species in any certain geographic area. The trees we did not treat are species that the product will not effect.
Will the use of TGR’s replace trimming?
The use of Paclobutrazol will not replace trimming completely but has proven to efficiently reduce the frequency of pruning.
Can I opt-out of treatment?
Yes, the use of Tree Growth Regulators on your nature strip is completely voluntary. Go to the Contact Us section of this site to opt-out or to request a call from our team of experts who will be happy to answer your questions.
*USA statistics and data where our products have been tried and tested for many years by our partner companies Rainbow Tree Company and Growth Solutions.