Wednesday, May 1, 2013

After the falling of this tree, we found a completely rotted cambium. Cambium is the vascular system of a tree. The cambium transfers water and nutrient throughout the plant. The photo with the white healthy cambium demonstrates how very little healthy cambium existed in this tree.
The bottom photo shows the larvae of some type of borer. This insect larvae may be responsible for the destruction of tissue that resulted in this trees death. We will be sending this little guy out for positive identification.
More from the insect world when he / she is positively identified.

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