Now is the time for bark beetle control!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Blog - tips and comments | 0 comments

Bark beetles begin to infest your trees in April!  Pruned trees or those that have escaped bark beetle attack so far can be chemically treated to prevent infestation this spring and summer.  Remember, it’s important to remove, chip, burn, or tightly cover any infested wood or limbs, or bark beetles may emerge and attack additional trees. Depending on your location in the Gorge, there are about 6 weeks left before the California Five-Spined Ips bark beetle will begin to emerge and attack new ponderosa pine trees. They will also attack ornamental pines such as scotch and black pines.   Because this beetle has three generations per year (adults have peaks of emergence in April, July, and September), it can spread to many trees in one season. An Ips Bark Beetle               Infested Pine Logs             Pine Logs Covered to Kill Bark...

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