Welcome to TREE SAFE, your trusted bark beetle eradication and tree protection partner. As guardians of our forests and landscapes, it’s essential to understand the threat posed by bark beetles and take proactive measures to safeguard our precious trees.

Bark beetles pose a significant risk to tree health by introducing a destructive fungus that impedes the tree’s natural defense mechanisms. With the added stress of drought conditions, trees are weakened and more susceptible to infestation. Woodpeckers exacerbate the damage by foraging for beetle larvae, weakening the tree’s structural integrity and inviting further infestation to neighboring trees.

Eradication is essential to halt the spread of bark beetle infestations and protect healthy trees nearby. The first step is accurate diagnosis by a qualified professional to identify affected trees and assess the extent of the infestation. Upon diagnosis, a customized treatment plan can be created to meet the unique requirements of each tree.

Identifying the indications of a bark beetle infestation is important for prompt intervention:

  • Look for small entry holes, typically 1/4″ to 1/2″ in diameter, surrounded by sap and dust, indicating beetle activity.
  • Notice of any discoloration or dieback of foliage, especially in clusters of trees, as a common symptom of infestation.
  • Keep an eye out for woodpecker activity, as they often target infested trees to feed on beetle larvae, leaving behind telltale signs of bark removal.
  • Check for egg galleries and larvae beneath the bark or on the sapwood, indicating active infestation.
  • Be mindful of debris at the base of pine trees, a common byproduct of bark beetle activity.

By staying vigilant and partnering with TREE SAFE, you can protect your trees from the devastating impact of bark beetle infestations and preserve the beauty and health of our natural environment. Don’t wait until it’s too late – act today to ensure a thriving forest for future generations.