What Else Would You Like to Know About Cambistat?
Listed below are the most frequently asked questions about Cambistat.
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How does the program work?
To have your tree treated no additional action is needed. Within the next few weeks, we will treat trees near the power lines. We will knock on your door as a courtesy before applying the treatment.
What is Cambistat, and how does it work?
Cambistat is a proven tree growth management product that has been used by professional arborists, universities, and municipalities for many years. Cambistat reduces tree growth thereby decreasing the amount of pruning needed. It also enhances the health and appearance of the tree. This makes Cambistat the ideal tool for utility companies and their customers to improve how Right-Of-Way trees are managed in the urban forest.
- Cambistat is soil injected 4 to 6 inches beneath the ground at the base of the tree allowing for optimal absorption.
- Cambistat is transported to branch tips, where it works to reduce elongation of twigs and branches and redirect nutrients to the roots. Treated trees will produce a greater amount of chlorophyll resulting in darker green leaves and treated trees become more resistant to drought and disease.
- Cambistat (Paclobutrazol), a tree growth regulator approved for use by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a Caution label, the lowest rating, similar to many common household products.
How is the treatment applied?
Cambistat is applied to the soil at the base of the tree, where the tree roots absorb the product and transport it to the growing points of the tree.
What can I expect after treatment?
The first response to treatment is commonly darker green leaves due to an increase in chlorophyll production. Over time your trees will become healthier and you will notice less growth resulting in a more compact tree.
How long does Cambistat last?
Re-application is generally recommended approximately every three years, though beneficial effects on some tree species may last up to eight years.
What is the cost?
There is no cost to you associated with our service. The utility company is paying for the service to reduce the pruning that occurs on your property.
What risk does it pose for people, pets, and wildlife?
The effects of Cambistat are highly specific to processes found in plants. Research shows that there is minimal risk to people, pets, and wildlife when applied according to the label by licensed professionals. According to the EPA, Cambistat has a CAUTION label, which indicates that a very large quantity would need to be consumed to have adverse effects. Cambistat is diluted with 11 parts water and placed in the soil next to the tree by licensed and experienced application professionals.
It is less toxic than most yard products that are commonly used. If you want more detailed information, you can contact Rainbow at email@example.com or if you prefer an independent resource on product risk you can contact your local poison control center.
Will this product contaminate the groundwater?
Cambistat has undergone extensive testing required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state agencies. Cambistat has been shown to have limited mobility in all soil types and is tightly bound to soil particles until taken up by the tree.
Will surrounding vegetation be affected?
The growth of surrounding grass, shrubs, flowers and other vegetation will be slowed if the roots of these plants are growing within the treatment zone at the base of the tree.
Can I opt out of treatment?
Yes, the use of TGR’s on your property is completely voluntary. Call the number below if you wish to do so. We also have experts available to answer any questions.
Can I use treated tree leaves for mulch?
Yes, leaves from treated trees can be used as mulch, bagged for disposal, or composted.
Why did you apply this to some of my trees and not all of them?
Cambistat is effective on about 80% to 85% of the species in any given geographic area. We did not treat the tree species where it does not work. Unfortunately until we perfect other treatments, these trees will still need to be pruned by your power company during the normal pruning cycle.
Can I have Cambistat applied to other trees on my property?
You will need to contact your local arborist company. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for names of local companies who utilize Cambistat as a part of their tree health program.
Will use of Cambistat replace trimming?
Not entirely. The use of Cambistat has proven to reduce the frequency of pruning but does not replace it.