ACE Tree Service had to remove 5 mature red oaks at Samford University for a new dorm. Hate to see them go but plenty more valuable trees on campus including many mature live oaks they we take care of annually.
There is a large ambrosia beetle infestation at Aldridge Gardens in Hoover, Al - Birmingham area. In particular these four Magnolias are Eddie Aldridge's pride and joy so we were hired to prune out every single dead limb that the beetle was inside to try to save the tree. The ambrosia beetle bores into the twig and and leaves a fungus that kills the twigs.
The beetle is no bigger than the point of an ink pin. But it can cause major damage.