Hello to all once more. . .
I've heard of the battle being waged against various woodborers due to the rising temps during our winters. I have several huge poplar trees that are showing spots between 4 and 12 feet off the woods floor that I'm told are woodborerers.
This might sound crazy (it wouldn't be the first time for me) but I'm wondering if there is anything I could do to bring the temps down during the really cold days in the winter to kill the little buggers.
I know ambient temperature get's pleny cold during the winter to freeze water but I'm guessing the tree core keeps the bark warm enough to keep the borers comphy.
I'm thinking a fan placed at the base of the tree in question pointed up might take the warmth away from the bark, hopefully killing the woodborer. Maybe two days per tree. Any thoughts?