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Can anyone ID this Red bug in a dead White Oak I am processing

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by Jere39, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Jere39

    Jere39 Outdoorsman and Pup

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    I mostly cut dead Red Oak, but I had this one nice White Oak that was standing dead for about 5-6 years. I cut it down, and started processing it. While I was stacking some I had split the day before I came across these unfortunate Red bugs. I'm not sure they had anything to do with the death, they might have invaded after the tree died. But, these couple did not survive my cold weather splitting:

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    i've seen them too down here in york co. jere. i'm thinking some kind of cockroach.

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    Thanks Ray, that's the guy
     
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    Now the Dead Red Flatter Bark Beetle, Cucujus clavipes ;)
     
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    I dont care about the bugs, but I like the timber I see in the background.
     
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    And I like it too. My little oasis here on this hill top:

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    Simply AWESOME.
     
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    Great picture, Jere! Looks like a little slice of heaven.
     
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    Super location. I'll make 2 guesses. (1) You never have to cut a live, healthy tree for firewood and (2)I have recently seen that big dead one in the yard.
     
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    Can I show up with a skidder and a couple of saws? Lol
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    (1) Right, and (2) Right!

    Only "live" trees that ever get the saw, are storm damaged down, or beyond hope. Unfortunately, we've had a few of those kind of storms in the past couple years. Spent two weeks cleaning up after the October Snow of a couple years ago, then Hurricane Sandy, which wasn't really even a tropical storm till it got this far inland, but still wreaked havoc on the trees, and then last year when a big, un-named ice storm took out a row of 60 year old pines that formed a property line.
     
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    Mother Nature also "selects" my firewood. It is frequently not the easiest or best wood but I think of it as a win win situation. I get firewood and the opportunity to be a steward of the forest.
     

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