Where to Inject
Sidewinder is a highly efficient and effective tool for the injection of chemicals into trees, however, it is important to note that the company does not recommend injecting chemicals continually into the lower trunk of the tree. This is because the accumulation of damaged tissue can lead to negative impacts on the health of the tree over time.
Instead, it is recommended to inject chemicals into the tree when it is large enough, typically between one and two meters above ground level. This allows for accurate placement of the chemical within the active xylem, without causing excessive damage to the tree. Additionally, it is advised to inject the chemical beyond the point where future pruning may occur, as this will remove most of the scarred tissue during the pruning process.
In summary, while Sidewinder provides a highly effective solution for chemical injection into trees, it is important to follow the guidelines provided by the company to ensure the health and longevity of the tree.
When a tree is large enough it should be injected between one and two meters [green lines] above ground level, and preferably beyond the point [ blue lines] where at some future date it will be pruned, thereby removing most old the scarred tissue at that time.
Injected phosphorates first travel up to the leaves via the active xylem, (sap wood) before moving down the roots.
Warning — Read the pesticide manufacturers label before using with this injector system. It is an offence to use product for a purpose or in a manor other than as stated on that label, unless there is in place a current 24/c permit for the purpose proposed.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE THIS OR ANY SIDEWINDER INJECTORS TO BE USED WITH UNBUFFERED PHOSPHOROUS OR PHOSPHORIC ACID PRODUCTS SUCH AS 0-60-0 AS IT COULD CAUSE SUDDEN FAILURE OF SOME INJECTOR PARTS AND PLACE THE OPERATOR AT RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY.