Great spruce bark beetle

A great spruce bark beetle

and another invasive beetle…

The Great Spruce Bark Beetle (Dendroctonus micans) is a European beetle with a larval stage that feeds on the living wood of Spruce trees. It is an established pest in Wales and most of Western England, and we have encountered this beetle in the past. It may even be in your spruce trees already, if you have them on your property. Any spruce that has small blobs of sap (or resin tubes) around its trunk is likely infested. If you aren’t sure about a tree, please contact us, we can usually identify an infected tree from a photograph, but usually inspect to be sure. Find out more or report an infestation on the the forestry commission website