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Growth Regulation


Through a powerful and effective product, a soil injected Growth Regulator, arborists have a product to assist homeowners in maintaining the natural beauty of their property. Growth regulators have to distinct benefits; reduced growth for decreased pruning maintenance and numerous health benefits for more stress resistant trees & shrubs. Our Certified Arborist has the experience and training to successfully use Growth Regulators to achieve the best results.

What Is A Growth Regulator?

A Growth Regulator, applied as a soil injection, is used to slow the growth rate without harm to your trees and shrubs. Paclobutrazol decreases growth by inhibiting the formation of gibberellins, the hormone responsible for the elongation of limbs and shoots. The plant will still continue to grow, but as a decreased rate. Research has shown applications can create results typically offering 2-3 years of control.

The Benefits of Growth Regulators

Growth Regulators are a proven treatment, backed by years of research, for property owners to effectively manage their landscape. In addition to reduced limb/shoot elongation and reduced need for pruning, additional health benefits have also been discovered:

  • Increased fine root hair growth
  • Reducing construction damage
  • Increased drought tolerance
  • Increased production of Abscisic Acid
  • Increased production of Chlorophyll

Is A Growth Regulator Safe?

Growth regulation treatments given by experienced Philadelphia plant care experts are totally safe. The method of delivering the treatments minimizes the impact of the chemical on the area and keeps pets and kids safe from any kind of exposure to the growth regulation solution. Growth regulation is a simple way to slow down the active growth of trees and plants so that you don’t have any explosive out of control growth of the trees and plants on the property.

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Growth Regulators can be used to benefit your trees in so many ways. If you're unsure how they can be used for your trees and shrubs, call today to schedule a property assessment with our Certified Arborist. We service Delaware County, Chester County, Montgomery County and surrounding areas in Pennsylvania.

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