What’s eating my tree?
I have a deciduous tree (oak? Maple?) that i recently discovered is being eaten away by some sort of bug. I am including a picture that shows the damage, as well as a bug that I’m assuming is responsible, but i am having trouble identifying. Some sort of bore beetle? I’m wondering 1. Can I get rid of the beetle? 2. Should I cut the tree down?
Clackamas County Oregon
Here are my best answers to the follow up questions. We have only been in this house for about 6 months and have limited knowledge about the tree.
Is the tree crown or foliage showing signs of distress - dying leaves or branches, thinning canopy, late budbreak or early leaf fall? Not that I have noticed.