Guy, Mike, and others:
I have been contacted about pine beetles and was wondering if any treatment was effective. The tree has been stress due to the driveway being reinstalled (the roots pushed up the driveway), the contractor removed the roots and did an excellent job of making the current driveway level. However the tree is under its diameter from the driveway and I am certain that is a major stressor on the tree, as well as some stability issues. The tree is massive, its over 100' tall and over 4' DBH.
If not it will be a removal. There is 5 limbs already that have died and there is signs that others arent far behind it. If there is a viable option then I will give it a shot, but I am reasonably certain its a removal.
There is another tree on the property, a huge oak that has galls (i believe that is the correct word). I will go take pics of the twigs, leaves, galls and bark to see whats the best way to go about treating the tree.
Insert info here____________________________ Thanks guys, PHC is where I want to be headed.