Diplodia Tip Blight

Arborjet, a leader in tree and plant health care now has Diplodia tip blight listed on a 2ee label for Propizol® Systemic Fungicide. Recent studies show high success rates when infected pines are treated using Arborjet’s injection technology. Left untreated, repeat infections can spread from needle fascicles to the entire tree branch, and ultimately result in tree death.

Diplodia tip blight is a fungal disease that mostly affects the Austrian pine, Ponderosa pine, and to a lesser degree, Scots and Mugo pine. Diplodia tip blight primarily affects established landscape trees, generally 30 years or older. It kills branches by causing cankers and infects the vascular tissue with blue stain. Environmental stresses do elicit the disease: storm damage (wind, ice, hail) and moisture stress are factors that predispose the tree to infection. 

Experts at Arborjet recommend treatment in the late fall when temperatures are cooler, and when resin flow is reduced to aid the uptake of Propizol®:  

Arborjet’s cutting-edge treatment method:

  • Injects and seals the formulation directly into a tree’s vascular system. Nothing is placed in the soil or into the air.
  • Allows a tree to be treated for over 20 years if needed, before the costs equal that of removing  and replacing a tree. 
  • Saves mature trees, which reduce CO2 production, energy costs, and stormwater runoff while maintaining property values.

For further information: https://arborjet.com/problems_solutions/diplodia-tip-blight-disease/

About: Arborjet technology was developed in 2000 by arborists, for arborists, in order to effectively manage and control exotic and native insects and diseases threatening natural and urban forests. Today, Arborjet is the leading plant health care company focused on providing the most effective formulations and delivery systems to protect trees, shrubs, and plants from a wide variety of insect, disease, and nutritional concerns. As premier solutions providers, they are committed to advancing the industries they serve through thought leadership, product and technology development, scientific research, and exceptional customer service


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