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Bark beetle precautions

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From page A9 | March 15, 2013 | 3 Comments

The best way to avoid bark beetles is to maintain the health of your trees. Dykstra offers a couple common sense precautions to prevent a beetle infestation:

• Water trees during drought years
• Learn to identify flagging and pitch tubes
• Treat trees as soon as they show visible flagging or pitch tubes
• Promptly cut dead or dying trees
• Immediately remove, burn or thoroughly tarp and seal the wood.
• Don’t take infested wood off property.

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Discussion | 3 comments

  • LpMarch 15, 2013 - 12:37 am

    Really Mike? Break out the pesticides...come on..

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  • chrispytahoeMarch 15, 2013 - 2:37 pm

    We are deep into the Holocene extinction, also called the Sixth Extinction. This is most likely due to the proliferation of humans since the last ice age. Science has theorized that the first 4 were due to naturally occurring massive climate shifts, the 5th was due to a massive asteroid collision (dinosaurs). This one is different however for these reasons: -transformation of the landscape -overexploitation and culling of species -pollution on multiple massive scales -the introduction of alien/invasive species We are undergoing a massive climate shift again, it is still debated if this human caused or not, the argument is already moot. Climate change and this extinction is well under way. Humans will be gone soon (geologically speaking) The insects will inherit the earth!

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  • LpMarch 15, 2013 - 11:13 pm

    Wow! What ever your smoking chrispy, must be good stuff!!

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