Mountain Pine Beetle

Surveying

Green Leaf Tree Services will be happy to survey your property for beetle infestation and overall tree health. We will provide our professional opinion on the overall health of your forest, any signs of infestation and recommendations to maintain and improve the health of your trees

 

YOU CAN ALSO IDENTIFY BEETLE INFESTATIONS YOURSELF, IF YOU KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR.

  • Pitch tubes: These can be found where the beetle has bored into the tree. A pitch tube is a popcorn shaped ball of sap that the tree excretes in order to attempt to 'pitch' the beetle out. Pitch tubes may be brown, pink, or white.
  • Sawdust: Often found on the bark surface and around the trunk of the tree. 
  • Woodpeckers: Signs that woodpeckers have been feeding on the truck.
  • Bluing, Egg Galleries, or Tunnel Girdling: Use a hatchet to remove the bark to look for these telltale signs of infestation.
  • Needles: Browning of needles on lower branches.