Antidesiccant Treatment

Stressed and dehydrated trees and shrubs are at greater risk of decline during the harsh, cold winter. ArborGuard, our clear polymer antidesiccant, creates a thin barrier over the surface of the leaves, locking in moisture. In addition to reducing water loss, it prevents sunscald and windburn to minimize browning of foliage.

Patrick Parker, Director of Plant Health Care at SavATree advises, “To bolster the defenses of our customers’ trees and shrubs throughout winter, we suggest treating with antidesiccants in late fall/early winter – before temperatures settle below freezing. This will give susceptible plantings an added layer of protection.”