Local arborist battles beetles

By From page A4 | March 15, 2013


ARBORIST CHAD DYKSTRA treats a Ponderosa Pine tree for the Western Bark Beetle. The nicotine-based insecticide is harmless to plants and animals, but lethal to bugs, and has come under fire recently as a risk to the health of honey bees. Courtesy photo

My wife and I have spent the last decade living with a collection of mature oaks and pines on two and a half acres outside Placerville. We’ve made steady improvements to the house and have no plans to leave … ever.

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