Certified Sprayers – Testimonial By Tom Lawson


Show Low, AZ
September 24, 2001

Dear Bill,

This is in response to your request to review the problem and the solution of the bark beetles that infested and damaged my pine trees.

The problem became evident when some the pine needles on certain branches of 5 pine trees turned brown (like the leaves died). The trees varied in age from 30 to 80 years. I became alarmed and my first contact for help was a State Forester, the Officer in charge of the State Land Department in Pinetop. I asked him to inspect the trees. He did and then he informed me that the condition of the trees was caused by insects called bark beetles (layman’s language). The beetles were living under the bark and were siphoning the nutrients out of the trees. He recommended that I cut and remove the trees from the property. He also suggested that I should consult with Nursery Owner/Chemist, Bill Ruth. He knew Bill had developed a safe nutrient called Vita Planta.

I met with Bill and described the problem. Bill thought that the Vita Planta would assist the trees recuperate, regain strength and emit sap. Bill volunteered Vita Planta and I agreed to document and report the recovery process. I used Bill’s instructions with the Vita Planta and within a short time there was no further damage exhibited by the 5 trees. The total time to full recovery of my trees was several months but the trees all recovered. These are all good healthy trees today.

Another pine tree was starting to turn brown with drooping needles. This tree was sprayed with Vita Planta. This tree is healthy today.

Thanks Bill.

Yours truly,
Tom Lawson

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