My tree guy Brad was here and its the scotch pine borer beetle.
Two trees are infected.
One tree worse than the other so it will have to come down and they will start a systemic treatment of the other tree in hopes to save it.
I will wait to see if the second tree lives (about 2 years to tell) and then if its a gonner I'll take it down too and replace with a redbud .
Treatments aare 75 bucks each treatment.He didnt say how many in a season.
I said the value of the plants in that area is more than the cost of treatment and tree removal.
End of October for the really bad tree. Treatments start ASAP.
NDfarmgirl. "WOW". Your gardens are gorgeous. You really are a great gardener. Still trying to get things reorganized in my gardens. Hope they look as beautiful as yours someday.
P.S. You truly have a "GREEN THUMB."-IrishLass