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The Invasive Australian Pine Tree & How to Get Rid of It

Posted by Chelsea Renteria on 6/25/20 3:28 PM


The Australian pine is an invasive tree found primarily in FL, HI, CA, AZ, and TX. In 1898, the USDA first planted Australian pine to stabilize banks and use as lumber. Today, this invasive species interferes with the plants, wildlife, and soil around it.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Insects, Australian Pine Tree

How to Handle Asian Longhorned Beetle Tree Damage

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 5/19/20 11:39 AM


The Asian Longhorned Beetle is a recently introduced non-native insect. This beetle can infest and kill hardwood trees in more than 15 plant families. Without eradication, this insect has the potential to be a  significant threat to trees in the United States.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Insects, Asian Longhorned Beetle

Bark Beetle Outbreak

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 8/21/19 1:26 PM


Conifers are like a banquet for bark beetles. These beetles infest most of the national parks and pine forests. Combined with climate change, the spread of bark beetles has led to an increase in destruction of trees and wildfires.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Pine Beetle, Insects, Bark Beetle, Southern Pine Beetle, American elm bark beetle

Controlling the Aftermath of a Wood-Boring Insect Infestation

Posted by Neil Simons on 7/23/18 11:53 AM


Insect infestations, particularly wood-boring insects, can affect a wide range of ornamental or forest trees. These insects can thrive for some time before damage is noticed and is too late for the survival of the trees.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Emerald Ash Borer, Pine Beetle, Insects

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