The QUIK-jet micro-injection device delivers Arborjet formulations directly into the vascular system of the tree. It is particularly effective for smaller trees with ample moisture and lower injection volumes. It is safe, effective and easy to use. The QUIK-jet training manual contains more details on the proper use of the QUIK-jet. This procedure is for reference only to describe how the system works and should not be considered the instructions for actual application.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUIK-JET
Step 1: Measure and record the diameter of each tree at breast height (DBH). Also record the amount of formulation and number of Arborplugs needed for each tree.
Step 2: Determine the amount of medicament you will need to do your entire project and fill the QUIK-jet bottle with this amount.
Step 3: Identify the first tree you wish to treat and set the dose chamber to apply the proper dose per arborplug.
Step 4: Prime the device by slowly pushing the piston rod handle forward with the needle facing up & away. Repeat until all air is eliminated from the QUIK-jet dose chamber.
Step 5: Select Arborplug locations equally around the tree avoiding rotted tissue and flat spots. Apply the drill to the bark allowing it to be pulled through the bark stopping at the hard tissue. In one smooth motion, drill a hole at least 5/8 inches deep from this point.
Step 6: Tap in the Arborplug until it is seated firmly with the plug shoulder approximately even with the inside bark layer.
Step 7: Micro-inject an equal dose into each injection site by maintaining an even, LIGHT pressure on the device. Putting heavier pressure will NOT likely advance the dose more quickly.