tree bugs - DIY?


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Old 04-22-23, 03:29 PM
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tree bugs - DIY?

My tree has this kind of bug inside the skin. I wonder if what kind of DIY I can do?





 
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Old 04-22-23, 03:41 PM
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Looks like it might be too late for that tree. But you can apply a tree and shrub protect and feed. There are many brands. Not sure what kind of bug you've got, but that's the first thing I'd try.

Looks like, a soft maple tree... my least favorite tree. You might think about replacing it anyway.

I have a Hackberry tree that would get all bit up and get galls on the leaves. It was so bad 2 years ago that I didn't think it would survive, it was losing its leaves in mid summer they were so bit up. But the next year I used the tree and shrub protect granular before it leafed out in the spring and I didn't see a single gall on any of the leaves. So it must do something bugs don't like!
 
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Old 04-23-23, 07:01 AM
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I agree, that tree has significant damage. You can treat to kill the insects you see but they are mainly a symptom and not the cause so killing the bugs won't save the tree.

The tree could live for many years to come. But, as it continues to grow it becomes a bigger and more expensive to take down. So, removing it sooner could be less expensive than removing it later. And, you'll have a smaller stump to also remove.
 
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Old 04-23-23, 07:12 AM
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Weak diseased trees that get big fall on more expensive things. Cars and houses. Soft maples are good at that.
 
 

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