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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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34 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

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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

2016-12-20 Blue spruce tree care:

The Important thing is to not let it freeze. The soil in a pot will freeze before the ground.IF you have an unheated garage with windows that would be best. It will need some light. Water it not more than

2016-12-19 black oak leafs size:

Normally these leaves run from 4-10 inches but due to environmental conditions can grow much larger. Here is the sciencific answer to why this may happen. "Some variation within a species is due to genetic


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