Can you help identify this insect for me?
I am attaching a photo of some insects that are currently swarming all over two live Douglas-fir trees in my front yard. I am concerned that they may have infested these trees and caused serious damage which may add to the stress these two trees have experienced over the past 20 or 30 years (topping, excessive trimming, and drought). Could you please help me identify this insect? I would also appreciate any advice as to where to find a reliable arborist or other professional who could assess the health of these trees as both are within 15 feet of my home and I am concerned that a big storm could cause large limbs to fall or worse. Thank you for your assistance in this regard. Sincerely, Jan Shoemaker
Washington County Oregon