|Forum topic by TZH||posted 03-12-2015 11:46 PM||913 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
03-12-2015 11:46 PM
In my years of falling trees and letting them dry for a few years before cutting up for woodworking projects, I’ve never seen anything like this!
Those growths you see sticking up in these two photos? At first, I thought they were a fungus growing out of the bark, but they’re not. As I looked closer, I realized they’re insects of some kind, and I’d like to try and find out what kind.
My first thought was termites because the outer rings of the logs have gotten really punky under the bark over time, and I hadn’t removed the bark when I should have to try and prevent that punkiness from developing (my bad – gonna have to remove bark much, much earlier in the future).
Then I though Pine Beetle, but this tree wasn’t infected when I took it down.
So, I’m flummoxed! Any ideas?
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