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Tiny white bugs, peeling bark.

Posted by Sarabethers none (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 1, 12 at 16:48

So, bark is still peeling off of my maple. Extension Agent says it's a borer, but today when I peeled off some rotten wood--tiny white/gray bugs scurried away.

I have been googling for an hour, can't find anything similar...any ideas/??

I think my tree is toast.

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RE: Tiny white bugs, peeling bark.

Tiny things may be secondary.
Did you take samples of both original damage and tiny things to Extension person? If not, please do.

RE: Tiny white bugs, peeling bark. - more

Is this a continuation of your thread at

If so, please keep all the info there.

If it is, the tiny white things are likely normal -- many critters live under loose bark.

Here is a link that might be useful: your original thread?

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