what can be done to save an elm tree that looks healthy but is covered with small round holes?

Asked September 5, 2017, 8:56 PM EDT

My elm tree looks good, is very tall and green, planted in 1997- looked like a pencil when i got it from the audobon society....but the bark is covered w small round holes, possibly bark beetles? From what i am able to get online, nothing can be done and my beautiful tree will die soon. Can i do anything to make it stronger so it can fight off this infestation? I lve in NE Baltimore city, my yard is shady- about 50ft x 75 ft with the elm, 2 large maples- one has peeling bark and ants living in it...another problem....and a lg holly. The elm is closest to the holly. A small hawthorn is about 12-15 ft away. Any assistance will be appreciated

Maryland elm holes in trunk tree

1 Response

Please send us photos so we can see what you may be dealing with.
Send photos of the whole tree, around the base, and holes in the trunk.

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