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Reduce Canopy and Woody Growth Safely

Posted by APlusArborist on Nov 28, 2011 9:42:00 AM

Are those roots running toward your foundation? Destroying your asphalt? We all know how costly it is to replace lifted sidewalks, or even removing a tree with destructive roots. But, there is an alternate and inexpensive solution that preserves that beautiful tree, your hardscape, and allows you to reduce canopy and woody growth safely. It's a soil-applied Tree Growth Regulator (TGR) called Cambistat ®. It not only reduces the growth rate of the tree, but redirects the growth to the hair-like root system, strengthening the health of the tree and increasing drought and disease resistance.

What does it do?

  • Reduces canopy and woody growth rate by 40%-60% for 3 years with one treatment
  • Increases fine root density, not the woody roots
  • Extends the time in between pruning cycles
  • Improves defense toward disease and drought

Other TGR Uses

There are many other situations where Arborists might recommend a TGR, such as:

  • Promote root growth after roots have been cut
  • Enhance health of a declining tree
  • Pre-stress conditioning before construction
  • Maintain vista views
  • Reduce the growth rate of trees under power lines

 

Topics: Blog, cambistat, how to care for your tree, reduce canopy growth, reduce woody growth, tree care help, tree care information, tree disease resistance, tree growth rate, tree growth regulator, tree healthy, tree roots destroying foundation, tree service, tree with destructive roots

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