bark beetles

0

WE HAD A 60 FOOT PINE TREE COME DOWN IN A WIND STORM SEVERAL YEARS AGO. I KEEP THE BRANCHES AND HAD THEM STORED OUTSIDE. THEY GO TO ABOUT 4" IN DIAMETER. I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SOME FURNITURE  WITH THEM. I STARTED A PROJECT THIS PAST WEEK AND WHEN REMOVING THE BARK DISCOVERED TUNNEL TRACKS AND HOLES IN THE WOOD. MY QUESTIONS ARE: CAN I TREAT THE BRANCHES WITH BORACARE? IS ONE TREATMENT ENOUGH? CAN I PUT A FINISH ON THE WOOD AFTER TREATMENT? HOW WILL I KNOW IF IT IS SAFE TO TAKE THE FINISHED PIECE INTO THE HOUSE? THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

More on whitepine limbs with bark beetles

Filed under how to treat by  #

0

How's it going? I live in western North Carolina.  I cut down a bunch of big eastern white pines off of my property last winter.  I am currently having them sawed at a local sawmill to use in my house.  Most of them are going to be used as exposed rafters in the ceiling and as floor joists.  The sizes vary from 4" x 8" to 6" x 12".  There was some sign of bark beetles on some of the trees.  I am concerned with the bark beetles and other bores that might be in the sawn beams.  The beams will be air dryed.  Do I need to worry with any control since all the bark will be off?  What kind of chemicals are available to spray or roll onto the beams to control any problems I might have?  I do have a commercial pesticide license and can buy most any product.  Any advice or help you can give me will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks for your time.  I look forward to hearing back from you.

More on bark beetle problem in eastern white pines

Filed under beetles by  #