Our Tree Health Bands only work with systemic chemicals and SUPER THRIPS KILLER is the preferred one, but if you garden organically NEEM TREE OIL can be used.
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Each band will treat up to five trees depending on the diameter of the tree trunk. One bottle of Super Thrips Killer is sufficient for several metres of Tree Health Band. After measuring and cutting off the length of band required, the recommended amount of chemical is poured along the length of the band. It is then pinned around the stem as shown in the photo and should be left on the tree for at least 4 weeks, during this time capillary action disperses the chemical throughout the tree. At the end of the four-week period the bands must be removed and can be either recharged with chemical and applied to other trees, or stored for future use. Tree Health Band packs contain chemical resistant gloves, pins for attachment to trees and full instructions. We can put a Tree Health Band pack and the chemical of your choice in with your plants, which saves separate freight costs and you will have it on hand to apply later in the spring. Alternatively we can post the products as required. This treatment is not suitable for fruit or nut trees because the chemicals are absorbed into the sap stream and consequently into the fruit. Full instructions are supplied with each pack.