Ask a Question
Notify Me On Question Update
Email this Question
Last year my maple tree started losing leaves. I investigated and found it full of earwigs under the bark. I killed the bugs. The bark is falling off, Can I save my tree? It is over 20 years old.
Rate This FAQ
Earwigs are not the damaging agent in this instance. Disease, winter, or physical damage may have caused the inner bark to deteriorate. This is where a plants water and food pipelines exist. Thus, the losing of leaves during the past season was an indicator of troubles. If the damage is not severe the edges of the area in question will begin to swell and seal over this spot. If this is occurring your job will simply be patience.
Submit Your Suggestion
Other Questions In This Topic
- Will hydrangias and dogwood trees grow in South Jordan?
- Something is digging up my bulbs (tulips, daffs, etc.) and eating them. I know I have a squirrel in my yard, but do they eat bulbs? What else would dig things up and eat them?
- How do I prune my roses?
- I have a lawn full of spiders. When I go to the flowers beds, probably a 100 spiders run out of the grass and bed. The spiders are about 3/8 of an inch long and dark brown. I would just like to get rid of them. What is the best approach?
- Do you have tips for newly planted trees?
- I have a very large Honey Locust tree on the West side of my house. It is dropping leaves and has a lost more dead branches then the previous years. What problems should I look for and what can I do to save this precious tree?
- I have three large Austrian Pine trees that I would like to xeriscape under. Do you have suggestions for low-water use plants that will grow in mostly shady conditions under pine trees?
- We moved two Moab two years ago. My husband wants to grow a nut tree on the southwest side of our house that is just bare dirt and gravel now. We also want a shade tree (no fruits or nuts) in our front yard that faces South/Southeast to give our house shade. I am originally from Utah County and I miss my trees! Is there anything comparable that would grow here in the clay?