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Dogwood Borer

Dogwood Borer

Dogwood borers are found in the Eastern U.S wherever dogwoods are grown. Though they prefer dogwood, they can be found on oak, chestnut, hickory, elm, willow and pecan trees.

These insects bore into tree bark and cause ugly scars. Brown grass around bark cracks or wounds may indicate an infestation.

Insecticides can help control dogwood borers as well as taking proper care of dogwood trees. Kousa dogwood trees appear to have some resistance.

Find your local licensed Davey arborist if you are concerned this borer may be harming your plants.

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