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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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29 years as State Pest Management Chief in a Southern state. Extensive knowledge in Forestry.

BS with major in Forest Management and Entomology
Registered Forester
Certified Pesticide Appicator

Expert in Forestry and insect and dieases of trees.

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Recent Answers from Jim Hyland

2015-07-13 Tree problem:

It could be just that droppings form caterpillars eating the foliage. Take a set of binoculars and look at the leaves and see if any are showing signs of being eaten (holes in the leaf or parts of the

2013-02-25 Oak tree shiny leaf, lice and black 'fallout' problem:

No honeydew will not effect allergies or infections. Normally a black sooty mold will grow on the high sugar honeydew and these spores could cause a problem if there is a high population of the sooty mold

2013-02-23 Oak tree shiny leaf, lice and black 'fallout' problem:

Sounds like aphids --these insects will suck the plant juices from the plant and secrete a substance called honeydew which is high in sugar content and sticky. A sooty mold will grow on this sugar making

2012-11-13 Found in kitchen:

Yes this is a cockroach . It is an immature adult more than likely a German or a brown-banded cockroach. Here is a web site that gives you more then you really want to know about cockroaches.  http://www

2012-11-08 Carpenter ants and trees that fall rootball and all:

Carpenter ant nests are very common inside trees, especially older trees that are hollow or have a significant amount of dead limbs and branches. The nests are usually in rotted, decayed wood, although


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