Wood Boring Insects

Borers primarily attack plants that are under stress from other conditions.

Healthy plants may resist or tolerate some borer invasion, however decline or plant loss still may occur. Treatment may prolong Plant survival.

Call Your Family Tree Specialist for these special programs in dealing with these problems.

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Emerald Ash Borer

Peach Tree Borer (peaches, cherries, plums)

 


 

Managing Wood-boring Insects

Prevention

    Since most wood-boring insects are considered secondary invaders, the first line of defense against infestation is to keep plants healthy. Proper care of trees and shrubs discourages many borer pests and helps infested plants survive. Good sap flow from healthy, vigorously growing trees, for example, defends the plant from damage by many borer pests. Good horticultural practices include:

 

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