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Username: Samdlg

Post Number: 8
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 09:49 am:   

So I found wood-boring beetles in some tree limbs that I had to remove from a tree in my yard. The center was hollow and I found a larvae inside the hollow hole in another limb. I have wood shavings at the foot of the tree...

I have 13 trees on my lot value their shade and don't want them to be at risk.

What do I do know?

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 191
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 - 09:19 am:   

Were the trees healthy? Usually the borers attack only stressed trees. Some of the most common stressors in addition to drought are poor drainage, compacted soils, girdling roots from staying in the nursery pot too long, weed trimmer wounds, and planting the tree too deep and not having the root flare exposed. I recommend having a certified arborist (see ISA) evaluate the trees and make recommendations for treatment.

Please feel free to contact me.

Darell S. Bagley, ASLA

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