Insect infestation in Apple Tree

Asked August 12, 2018, 3:52 PM EDT

I have an apple tree that is about 25 years old and is not looking good. I want to dispose of it, but found that it is infested with some kind of a beetle (perhaps the Asian Longhorn Beetle). What is it infest with and how do I properly dispose of it?

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Thank you for checking with us before disposing of the tree but the damage doesn't look like there is a reason for special concern. This looks like sapsucker damage and there is a good chance that the tree has borers. However, this is not what Asian longhorn beetle damage looks like. Go ahead remove the tree and then dispose of it in the landfill.
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/woodpeckers-and-sapsuckers
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