I was out trimming back the brush and limbs that seem to over take my driveway if I don’t keep them in check. Wasn’t so bad this last year because of the drought but the small stuff grew good and the trees either died or drooped some. Remember the picture I posted a few weeks back:
I started out where the trees begin and was working my way back to the house and when I made the turn toward my house I found a tree that was attacked by something. Now, I have heard of and seen the affects of pine beetles. They can wipe out acres and acres of pine trees. When trees get stressed by drought or some other unfavorable condition, the beetles have a better chance of getting a hold on them. I never heard of them attacking hardwood trees. This tree is not dead yet, but with so many holes in it, I can’t see it surviving:
This is not a small tree. I took this picture to give you some a better perspective of its size:
I am sure someone out there has seen this before and can tell me what it is and if it will spread. I would really appreciate it. As far as I know, it could be an invasion from very small space aliens in their very small flying saucers or maybe something really weird? What you think?
Guess what? It just started raining a little bit!! Halleluiah!! May dampen our flea market trip, but it will probably be over by then. It seems I can’t remember when we had a rain that lasted more than a few minutes. OK, what did I say, it has stopped raining already, dang!
You all have a great day now, you hear?