Tree IV Iron Injection for Severe Chlorosis

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TREE IV – IRON INJECTION FOR SEVERE CHLOROSIS


Organo-Lawn are experts in tree care for iron chlorosis treatment and prevention in the Boulder and Fort Collins Colorado areas.

When a tree is suffering from chlorsis and it is not responding to our deep root tree fertilization treatments we must perform an IV to get the tree functioning again. Organo-Lawn uses a special Tree IV treatment that will introduce a special form of iron into the tree and force the tree into producing chlorophyll again.

The way the Tree IV system works is similar to an IV used in hospitals, except it is into a tree. First we drill 1/4" small holes in the tree’s trunk near the base of the tree. These holes do not cause irreparable damage to the tree. We then attach injection plugs into the holes and place the injection needles into the tree’s trunk. Using air pressure we inject the tree with a liquid mix of chelated iron and magnesium. The tree has no choice but to accept the liquid concentrate of iron and magnesium that is injected into the xylem layer of the tree.

The tree's recovery will be proportional to the level of the severity of Chlorosis at the time of treatment. The response time to the IV treatment can be very rapid or can be very slow depending on the overall health of the tree. Noticeable greening and improved vitality will often be obvious within the growing season and sometimes within weeks of the application. We tend to see faster improvement with trees that are suffering from minor chlorosis (Stage 3-5). Severely chlorotic trees (Stages 6-10), larger trees or older trees will show a slower response and a second application might be necessary.

With older trees we often see results the following year which means the tree will not turn green the year of the application; however, the following year the leaves will typically bud out green and typically stay green.

Important: Tree IV is not a permanent fix to the problem. The main problem is the soil around the tree is dead and needs to be returned to a healthy and living state. To do this changes will need to be made with the watering and here are some instructions on how to create a living soil.

Iron Chlorosis Treatment

Organo-Lawn uses a special tree IV kit to force the tree to uptake the iron treatment. Boulder and Fort Collins area trees tend to live in clay-like soils which causes iron chlorosis.


Additionally to performing a Tree IV for Chlorosis we also recommend the following lawn and tree care services:
  • Deep root Tree Fertilization should be performed spring and fall by Organo-Lawn.
    • This will add vital nutrients to the soil and stimulate beneficial microbial activity.
  • A sprinkler system audit is a must do to make sure that the tree is being watered properly.
    • Improper lawn watering replaces air in the soil which can exacerbate iron chlorosis.

Important Note: Oak trees tend to recover from chlorosis much faster and easier than maple trees.



Iron Chlorosis Treatment - Boulder

This Maple leaf is Chlorotic.

Iron Chlorosis Treatment - Fort Collins

This Maple leaf is minority Chlorotic.

Iron Chlorosis Treatment - Longmont COThis Maple leaf is healthy.

The Stages of Iron Chlorosis & Recommended Treatments for Oak and Maple Trees

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Stage of Chlorosis: 1

Description: Tree is green but losing color, pale green.

Approx. Years Until Death: 10-15

Treatment Recommended: Tree Fertilization with Iron (Spring or Fall)

99% chance of recovery

Stage of Chlorosis: 2

Description: This Oak tree is green but losing color, light green with the beginning of veins

Approx. Years Until Death: 9-10

Treatment Recommended: Tree Fertilization with Iron (Spring or Fall)

99% chance of recovery

Stage of Chlorosis: 3

Description: This maple tree is yellowing, on one or two branches the leaves are turning yellow on the south side.

Approx. Years Until Death: 8-9

Treatment Recommended: Tree Fertilization with Iron (Spring or Fall)

99% chance of recovery

Stage of Chlorosis: 4

Description: This maple tree is yellowing, on one or two branches the leaves are turning yellow on the south side.

Approx. Years Until Death: 7-8

Treatment Recommended: Tree Fertilization with Iron (Spring or Fall)

99% chance of recovery

Stage of Chlorosis: 5

Description: This maple tree is yellow, 20-40% of the tree's branches are yellow

Approx. Years Until Death: 6-7

Treatment Recommended: Tree IV, and Deep Root Tree Fertilization (Spring and Fall)

99% chance of recovery

Stage of Chlorosis: 6

Description: This maple tree is significantly yellow, 40-75% of the tree is yellow

Approx. Years Until Death: 5-6

Treatment Recommended: Tree IV, and Tree Fertilization with Iron (Spring and Fall)

95% chance of recovery

Stage of Chlorosis: 7

Description: This oak tree is obviously yellow, 75-95% of the tree is very yellow

Approx. Years Until Death: 4-5

Treatment Recommended: Tree IV, and Tree Fertilization with Iron (Spring and Fall)

90% chance of Recovery if it is an Oak and 60% if it is a Maple tree.

Stage of Chlorosis: 8

Description: 100% of this maple tree is very yellow and the leaves are very pale

Approx. Years Until Death: 3-4

Treatment Recommended: Tree IV, and Tree Fertilization with Iron (Spring and Fall)

80% chance of Recovery if it is an Oak and 50% if it is a Maple tree.

Stage of Chlorosis: 9

Description: 100% of this maple tree is yellow and a few of the branches are dropping leaves.

Approx. Years Until Death: 2-3

Treatment Recommended: Tree IV, and Tree Fertilization with Iron (Spring and Fall)

60% chance of Recovery if it is an Oak and 30% if it is a Maple tree.

Stage of Chlorosis: 10

Description: 100% of this oak tree is yellow and/or 50% or more of the branches don’t have leaves

Approx. Years Until Death: 1-2

Treatment Recommended: Tree IV, and Tree Fertilization with Iron (Spring and Fall)

40% chance of Recovery if it is an Oak and 10% if it is a Maple tree.


Tree IV for Iron Chlorosis Prices*

Discounts: 5% off between $200-$300, 10% off between $300-$500, and 15% off for $500+


Tree Trunk Breast Height Diameter - Cost Per Tree

3" - 8" - $95.00
8" - $107.50
9" - $120.00
10" - $132.50
11" - $145.00
12" - $157.50
13" - $170.00
14" - $182.50
15" - $195.00
16" - $207.50
17" - $220.00
18" - $232.50
19" - $245.00
20" - $257.50
21"+ - Call for Pricing

Tree Trunk Breast Height Diameter Must be at Least 3” to Treat the Tree
* $95.00 Minimum Purchase




Iron Chlorosis Oak

Chlorotic Oak Leaf Before
Iron Chlorosis Treatment.

Tree Iron DeficiencyChlorotic Oak Leaf After
Iron Chlorosis Treatment – Notice the
Veins Turning Green and the Iron Burn on the Leaf.

Tree Iron Deficiency - Boulder

Chlorotic Oak Leaf After
Iron Chlorsis Treatment – One year
after treatment.

Tree Iron Deficiency - Fort CollinsThis Oak Tree Was Treated for Iron Chlosis and Notice the
New Growth after the Treatment. The Green Leaves are the New Growth On the Same Branch.

Tree Iron Deficiency Disease

Chlorotic Oak in Boulder Colorado, Before Iron Chlorosis Treatment


All The Tree's Leaves Are Yellow.

Tree Iron Deficiency Disease - Boulder

Chlorotic Oak Tree in Boulder Colorado, Only One Month After Iron Chlorosis Treatment


All The New Growth Is Green.

Tree Iron Deficiency Disease - Fort Collins

Recovered Oak Tree in Boulder Colorado, That is no Longer Chlorotic

One
Year After Iron Clorosis Treatment.


FAQ - Tree IV - Chlorosis

What causes Chlorosis?

  • Iron Chlorosis is a yellowing of plant leaves caused by iron and manganese deficiency that affects many desirable landscape plants in Colorado. Oak and maple trees tend to suffer from Chlorosis more than any species of tree. The primary symptom of iron deficiency is iron chlorosis, the development of a yellow leaf with a network of dark green veins. Chlorosis could be caused from one or more of the following: dead soils, improper planting (usually too deep), over watering, pollution, improper drainage, landscaping damage, or other factors can cause the tree to have an iron and magnesium deficiency.