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Jim Hyland

I am an expert in Forestry, Forest Entomology, Forest Pest Control, and Forest Health. Extensive knowledge in Identification of insects and diseases of trees. Expert on Bark beetles and other insects that attack forests. Also a Registrated Forester with extensive knowledge in the management and care of forests.

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2017-01-17 fig tree low bark turning in sawdust:

It looks like a borer. This is the sawdust and wood chips that the borer makes as it enters the tree. Borers infest a tree that is under stress. The standing water is stressing the root system and weakening

2017-01-16 Cedar tree:

Generally when you transplant a tree the soil around the rootball is also dug up. Then a hole is dug twice the size of the rootball and filled with potting soil. The tree should be water if it does not

2017-01-10 Colorado Blue Spruce:

Here is a simple way to estimate the age. Measure up the trunk 54 inches, Ar that point on the trunk measure around the trunk and divide this circumference (in inches) by 3.14 Then mulitply this number

2017-01-09 How can roots develop from burl:

I would suggest that you place the burl in a small pot filled with potting soil. The soil must be kept damp or wet. Use a potting soil with nutrients added. I would plant it with the top of the burl level

2016-12-30 Tree fungus:

Thanks for the picture. It looks like bark lice.  Bark Lice are more properly called Psocids (pronounced "SOSS-sids"). They are also called tree cattle because of their habit of living as a group on the

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