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Chestnut getting assaulted by wood boring worms
« on: April 20, 2021, 07:36:45 PM »
Help my tree is infested with wood boring worms. I can see the trail of sawdust left behind sticking out of the trunk. Now the leaves are wilted and look to be dying. What should I do?
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Re: Chestnut getting assaulted by wood boring worms
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2021, 09:06:12 PM »
Your are having issue with ambrosia beetle attack?

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Re: Chestnut getting assaulted by wood boring worms
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021, 10:09:15 PM »
That sounds like ambrosia beetle. If you have a sawdust cylinder about the size of a toothpick sticking straight out of the trunk, it is probably ambrosia beetle. The beetles transfer/feed on a fungus that grows in the tree's cambium. This is actually what kills the tree. The only way to save the tree is to cut away any wood infected with fungus. Sometimes this is not possible.

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Re: Chestnut getting assaulted by wood boring worms
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2021, 08:07:52 AM »
Thanks for the help. Seems to be ambrosia beetles. They have already made holes low on the trunk >:( . Sad that this tree has to die as it is a chestnut with extremely great eating qualities.
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Re: Chestnut getting assaulted by wood boring worms
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2021, 09:17:28 AM »
Sorry to hear this, Ryan.
Ambrosia Beetles are one of my greatest fears. They will kill pawpaw trees too.

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Re: Chestnut getting assaulted by wood boring worms
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2021, 12:54:59 PM »
Sorry to hear this, Ryan.
Ambrosia Beetles are one of my greatest fears. They will kill pawpaw trees too.
Triloba Tracker, I hope your pawpaws never get attacked by these evil beetles. Good luck with your trees - hope they stay safe from the frost tonight. Already starting to bring my plants back in the greenhouse for the second time this spring :P .
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Re: Chestnut getting assaulted by wood boring worms
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2021, 02:17:17 PM »
Sorry to hear this, Ryan.
Ambrosia Beetles are one of my greatest fears. They will kill pawpaw trees too.
Triloba Tracker, I hope your pawpaws never get attacked by these evil beetles. Good luck with your trees - hope they stay safe from the frost tonight. Already starting to bring my plants back in the greenhouse for the second time this spring :P .

Thank you! yeah this weather is getting old.
I may put some ziploc baggies around the fruit, i'm not sure.

I actually got really discouraged earlier because LITERALLY OVERNIGHT, triggered by our first rain in 10 days or more, nearly all my baby fruits are covered in black fungal spots. It's maddening.

This is after removing all leaves from the orchard last fall and spraying preventative fungicide on a regular basis starting in March.

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Re: Chestnut getting assaulted by wood boring worms
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2021, 01:11:01 AM »
You should buy this Chem Jet and inject pesticide into the tree trunk.  It may save your tree, but just do not eat the chestnut this season.

https://chemjettreeinjector.com/

I used it when my cypress trees had beetles problems
« Last Edit: May 03, 2021, 01:12:51 AM by Lovetoplant »