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Growth Regulator

Cambistat is the primary plant growth regulator used at Tree Savvy. Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are products designed to alter the hormones in a tree or shrub, with the primary goal of slowing and reducing their overall growth. A single treatment of Cambistat can reduce tree growth by 40%-70% over the course of three years. Reducing a tree’s growth can help with a variety of things, including:

  • Safely maintain the visual appeal of the landscape
  • Reduce the amount of live wood pruning required
  • Prevent premature overcrowding of competing trees
  • Maintain a smaller, more appropriate tree size
  • Maintain vista views with less frequent pruning
  • Extend the time between pruning events
  • Minimize intrusion by power companies

While managing a tree’s growth is the primary function of Cambitat, the product also helps establish and maintain a healthier tree. Other beneficial uses for this product include:

  • Enhance fine root development
  • Help counter root damage cause by construction
  • Increase tolerance to drought and heat resistance
  • Increase disease resistance
  • Prevent premature fall colors
  • Reduce urban tree stressors

Although Cambistat has many beneficial uses, it is not a “cure-all” for any problem. Instead, best results are seen when Cambistat is used in conjunction with other products and/or prunings.

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