Tree and Shrub Care


for our Fruit Tree Program

General Insect Sprays for Trees, Shrubs & Other Plantings

Designed to provide protection to landscape plantings, trees, shrubs and lawn throughout the growing season!

Tree Injection Treatment Schedule

  • Early Spring – March
    • Needs enough time to uptake through the entire tree before overwintering
    • Insects begin feeding and eggs begin to hatch
    • The spring treatment is the most effective
  • Fall – October
    • Treatment during this time can also be effective, but not always necessary

Tree Drench (Injections)

A soil applied Systemic Insect Control most commonly applied to Birch, Maple, and Elm trees.

  • Effective control of a wide variety of pests for deciduous trees
  • Capable of reaching parts of the tree that would otherwise be impossible to treat (out of reach).
  • Very low use rates: low environmental risk and impact
  • Reduced impact on natural enemies

Aphids on a leaf

Insect Spray Schedule

Recommend 1 (one) spray for each of the following seasons:

  • Dormant – Feb – April
    • For early control of eggs, scales, over-wintering insects
  • Spring – April – May
    • Treatment for insects that appear during leaf development and new growth
    • Aphids, leaf rollers, elm beetles, spider mites
  • Summer – June – July
    • Continued control of aphids & elm beetles
    • Control for caterpillars, scale crawlers and insects that cycle at that time
  • Late Summer – Aug – Oct
    • Cleans up late mite infestation and other late season insects
    • Helps prevent insects from overwintering and causing early plant damage

TIP: Call Empire Spray at the onset of a problem. Early diagnosis increases the odds for a successful treatment.

Specialty Tree Sprays

 Spruce Gall Adelgid

  • New buds swell creating a “gall damage” to new growth buds appears
  • Turns purplish in color, then brown as it dies
  • Looks like small cones all over the tree
  • Treat in mid-April
  • An ugly appearance can be severe in some cases

Spruce Gall Adelgid

Don’t hesitate to contact us the moment you see these pesky box elder bugs!