Can Beetles Damage My Trees?

Chances are, you’ve seen at least one kind of these beetles in your lawn at some point especially if your trees aren’t in good health. If you spot beetles in your trees, chances are you have a much bigger problem, as they primarily attack trees that are decayed or diseased. Beetles attack trees of all species and deposit eggs that hatch and feed on the roots and bark of your trees. There are two different types of beetles that can cause a large amount of damage. This includes the tree borers and the root borers.

Tree Borers

Tree borers, such as bark beetles (shown below) like to tunnel through the soft bark tissue living in the wood, and destroying water and sap conducting tissues. The tough part of ridding your trees of this pest is actually detecting it in the first place. After the beetles enter the tree, they can become immune to insecticide sprays and also visually undetectable unless you hire a Certified Arborist at North American Tree Service. Usually, by the time the homeowner notices the wood borer, the tree is beyond repair and will need a tree removal in Atlanta.

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Root Borers

Root borers do just that, attack the roots of your unhealthy trees. Root problems on trees typically show little to no signs until tree removal in Atlanta is necessary. June beetle, shown below is a very common beetle that feeds on the roots of a large variety of trees but prefers cottonwood, black walnut, cherry, etc. eventually leading to the death of the tree.

In order to keep your trees healthy and safe from these vicious attackers, you must keep your trees healthy! Here are a few things you can do:

-Tree trimmers in Atlanta can keep dead and dying branches off of your trees ultimately providing the tree with maximum nutrition.

-Avoid driving heavy machinery such as lawnmowers over the trees root system as well as damaging the cambium layer by weed-eating too close to the roots.

-Performing tree removal in Atlanta on any trees that are currently infested with these bugs, preventing them from spreading to other unaffected trees in the area.

- Avoid tree trimmers in Atlanta in spring time when the tree is no longer in dormant season.

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Call North American Tree Service to schedule a FREE estimate on your diseased trees today!

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