[Agroforestry] Re: What is the best Pine Bark Beetle treatment?

jplasater at NOSPAMjuno.com jplasater at NOSPAMjuno.com
Sun Sep 18 13:28:13 EST 2005

My pines are loblolly and the beetle is most likely the pine sawyer,
Monochamus titillator (Coleptera: Cerambycidae)

On Sun, 10 Jul 2005 10:30:48 -0500, "dstaples"
<dstaples at livingston.net> wrote:

><jplasater at NOSPAMjuno.com> wrote in message
>news:42d126be.76426837 at news.cox-internet.com...
>> Recently we bought some land and are building a home.  We have several
>> large pine trees that are a big part of the landscape.  I noticed some
>> holes in the side of the trees and had a local nurseryman look at
>> them.  He said we have pine bark beetles in the trees and suggested a
>> treatment using the Wedgle Direct-Inject system as shown on
>> www.arborsystems.com.  I think the insecticide that woud be injected
>> is called Pointer.  Does anyone have experience with this system?   I
>> would appreciate any comments and further suggestions about how to
>> deal with this problem.  Thanks,   Jack
>Where are you located, and what is the species of pine?  Simple spraying
>with an insecticide by you may be a WHOLE lot cheaper and just as effective.
>But, location and species are needed.  If southern pine, they are selling
>you a bill of goods.

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