Aspen Borer

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABorer Spray Program is designed to protect deciduous trees from borers. Bronze Birch Borers damage & kill birch trees and Poplar Borers damage & kill aspen, poplars, willows & cotton woods.One application per season will protect these trees against borers.

Many species of boring beetles frequently attack aspen. The most important is Saperda calcarata, a round headed, long-horned beetle. However, the damage is similar regardless of the boring insect involved. These insects attack stressed trees, usually caused by the lack of water or planting to low. The damage is caused by developing larvae which feed in the trunk of the aspen for  several years. Their tunneling often weakens the wood of the trunk and allows invasion of insects, canker and decay fungi.