Trimming a tree in Birmingham, Al
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.