Hickory bark beetle
- Small, 1/8th inch, round exit holes in trunk and branches
- Heavily infested trees typically have sparse, yellowed leaves
- Premature leaf drop and broken twigs in crown can also occur when heavily infested
- Weakened, stressed trees most likely attacked, rarely infest healthy trees
- High Hickory bark beetle populations are often associated with Hickory decline
- Adults dark brown to black, less than ¼ inch long
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