Tree Cutting Insect?

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Kallgren
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Tree Cutting Insect?

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Tree cutting insect? One of the oak trees hanging over the lawn started dropping clumps of leaves. Seems that this little bugger and its friends are having a party. At least that is my theory. Will it pass or is it possible to do some real damage to the tree?

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Re: Tree Cutting Insect?

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Oy! THey're everywhere this year. Brown marmorated Stinkbug. I hate them!

No, they're not the culprit. I'd say its squirrels getting building materials for their winter nests.

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Post by Rucraz2 »

Squirrels I would say. I get it almost every other yr for some reason. Little bugger is going to town this yr. I need to invest in an air rifle to take care of him and a few other birds.

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Re: Tree Cutting Insect?

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The dogs got a squirrel today. They also got a bunch of chippies, they are easier to catch and more plentiful.

Usually I see stink bugs much narrower, the body isn't so round.
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Re: Tree Cutting Insect?

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THere is a similar bug to the stink bug but isnt a stinker.

Is this what you're thinking of?
Western Conifer Seed Bug

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