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Pine beetle renews its attack

Lee Harper Lee Harper
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - South Georgia tree services are busy spraying pine trees to protect them. Lee Harper of Harper Tree Service says for the seventh year in a row pine beetles are very active, attacking stressed pine trees.

Unprotected Pine trees that have been hit by lightning, or have cuts on their trunks or roots could be attacked by pine beetles within days, and start dying in weeks.

If you have beetles in trees, you will see these sap bags in the cuts.

Harper says you can save your trees if you have them sprayed.

"If you want to save some money, you an get a licensed sprayer like myself to go in there and spray the trees and we can prevent the beetles from getting in your yard."

Harper charges $15 per tree for spraying, which he says is much cheaper than having your tree die and having to spend hundreds of dollars to have it cut down.

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