Borer in Fringe Tree, Chionanthus virginicus

Asked September 7, 2015, 12:20 PM EDT

Several weeks ago I noticed a borer hole in the trunk of the tree with a lot of debris coming out of the hole( looks like chewed wood). I probed into the hole with a stick and pulled out some larvae; the tunnel goes quite far up into the tree. The tree is in the sun most of the day. It is approximately 8 years old and healthy at this point. What can I do, as this is a lovely tree?

Harford County Maryland

1 Response

Please send us photos of the tree and trunk damage so we can see what you may be dealing with. This tree is usually problem free but can be susceptible to boring insects. Send photos of the whole tree, around the base of the tree, affected trunk, and photos if larvae if you have them.