About TREE I.V.
The TREE I.V. is our most versatile tool, allowing you to treat several trees of varied size, species and condition, simultaneously. The TREE I.V. is particularly helpful for stressed trees, difficult uptake trees or trees requiring higher volumes of formulation. The TREE I.V. training manual contains more details on the proper use of the TREE I.V. This procedure is for reference only to describe how the system works and should not be considered the instructions for actual application.
How to use TREE I.V.
Step 1: Measure and record the diameter of each tree at breast height (DBH). Also record the amount of formulation and number of Arborplugs required.
Step 2: Identify your first tree and fill the TREE I.V. bottle with the amount of formulation required for that tree. Be sure all valves are in the off position and pressurize the bottle with the pump provided until you hear the relief valve pop at approximately 60 psi.
Step 3: Prime the device by slowly opening the main valve. Next, slowly open each valve individually with the needle facing away until all air is eliminated from the lines. The valves are designed to allow you to do this without losing any formulation so do it very slowly.
Step 4: 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 5: Tap in the Arborplug until it is seated firmly with the plug shoulder approximately even with the inside bark layer.
Step 6: Micro-infuse™ the formulation by pushing each needle from the I.V. firmly into the Arborplug and opening the valves. You are now ready to take your other bottle and set up your next tree while this tree is treating itself.