Dying Blue Spruce

Had an individual bring in a sample and pictures today of his blue spruce that is dying from the top down. He is in sandy soil (Wisconsin Dells) with clay below the sand. Tree is around 3 years old and about 5 feet tall. Has not used chemical near the tree, nor have they soil […]

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Powder Post Beetles?

Have an individual wanting to know if he has powder post beetles in his log cabin home. Says he has noticed this problem for a few years and seems to be getting worse rather than better. Picture below is of their walls in their home. Pictures show what looks to be frass coming out of […]

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Spruce brown needles

Homeowner is interested in what is happening with these spruce trees.  Needles are turning brown a the tips of the branches.  These dead branches are located sporadically throughout the trees.  There were also large round holes at the base of the tree and up the trunk.  Ants were also present. One of the tree profiles […]

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snail on house

small snails found on the side of house located on the shore of a county lake. house is about 50-70 feet from the lake. Found mostly on the North side of the home. Home has cedar siding. Pictures show a ruler with 1/16 inch markings. Snails are alive. PJ – I realize snails are not […]

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