[NAFEX] A righteous borer tool/first borers?
deirdreb at mindspring.com
Wed Nov 23 14:08:04 EST 2005
I am in southern WI, zone 4b, east of Mineral Point, which I should have
added to my earlier post.
>From the descriptions in Michael's book, I have the round-headed apple
> [Original Message]
> From: tanis cuff <tanistanis at hotmail.com>
> To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: 11/22/2005 6:59:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] A righteous borer tool/first borers?
> I haven't see this pest locally (s.WI), don't think we have it. If the
> borers arrive, where do they show up first? Is there some common widl
> susceptible tree or shrub which I should keep an eye on, or will they
> first in apple plantings? More likely in older trees, or young trees/
> nursery rows?
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: "Deirdre Birmingham" <
> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <>
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] A righteous borer tool
> Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 13:10:26 -0600
> This is handy info but I cannot picture how it works, probably because I
> don't know what the drill bit looks like. Seems it should be something
> flexible to follow holes, n'est-ce pas?
> I discoverd this borer in my young trees in my nursery in October as I
> preparing them for the winter. Just in less than 1% of them. The few
> affected were on mostly Bud-9 and one was on M-26. They will get
> out in the spring and I hope I am not transporting borers to the field as
> well. There are wild apples and woods about 100 to 200 feet away.
> What I didn't find explained well as I searched for what to do is how
> of the tree to cut out. I used a paper clip, not having copper wire
> as your book (previous edition) and other references indicated, and then
> pocket knife to cut until all affected tissue was removed. Seemed a bit
> drastic at times. Is one supposed to be? I never noticed any grubs, but
> they could have been in the mix of what I was jabbing at and then cutting
> out. On one tree they seemed to have already headed down into the roots.
> I was painting tree bases for SW tree injury using latex paint. I have
> need for Surround yet, but had on hand diatomaceous earth. So I added
> and DE to the white latex paint. And then painted as close to the soil
> as possible and on all sides of the tree trunk. DE was recommended in
> new book for dogwood borer, but will it work on the round-headed
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