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Rick Caron
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cedar tree bug infestation
Jun 19th, 2020 at 3:18pm
 
I have a dead cedar  tree  been standing 2 years.   Covered with tiny holes,  millions of them. can this be the  cedar bark beetle? If so  will they induce spalting the way  ambrosia beetles do in  maple trees?  I hope so.  Guess i may not know until i cut it down.  I hope it does.
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Re: cedar tree bug infestation
Reply #1 - Jun 19th, 2020 at 4:11pm
 
Could they be Woodpecker holes?

A photo of them would help.
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Re: cedar tree bug infestation
Reply #2 - Jun 19th, 2020 at 4:38pm
 
Wood pecker make big holes    Like there  making   big big holes   looking   for   carpenter    bees  holes     1/2 inch holes
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Re: cedar tree bug infestation
Reply #3 - Jun 20th, 2020 at 12:36pm
 
here's a pic of that cedar tree    dead but still standing
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Re: cedar tree bug infestation
Reply #4 - Jun 20th, 2020 at 12:49pm
 
My best guess would be the Southern Pine Beetle (or similar bark beetle)
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Re: cedar tree bug infestation
Reply #5 - Jun 24th, 2020 at 10:05pm
 
If you do cut it, DON'T take it inside until you fumigate it.  I'm thinking along the lines of Powder Post beetles.  They're small and have an appetite for many wood varieties.
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Re: cedar tree bug infestation
Reply #6 - Jun 30th, 2020 at 2:54pm
 
Do you  think  it is spalted   like  maple  spalts with ambrosia beetles   ???
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Re: cedar tree bug infestation
Reply #7 - Jul 1st, 2020 at 8:23am
 
Rick, Not spalted but lots of holes/trails.

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