Ames Forester


Professional forests as a whole find that the chestnut blight, gypsy moth, locust borer, and white pine blister rust are terms which have a familiar sound and they are more or less acquainted with these various pests or diseases from study or from actual experience. One source of considerable damage to our common white pine (Pinus strobus) is the white pine weevil, known to those who are on intimate terms with it, as Pissodes strobe. I believe the damage from this source has not, as yet, reached the middle west, and those who have not been in the east may not appreciate its character, extent and seriousness. For that reason, a brief description of the insect may help to make the rest of the article more lucid.



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