Ash boring beetle pinhole and black discoloration

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Forum topic by Kjprag01 posted 10-29-2020 11:37 AM 265 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-29-2020 11:37 AM

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Has anyone ever tried to remove, successfully, the staining left by the boring beetles infecting the ash trees? Sanding doesn’t work, dyes and stains are ineffective. I thought about wood bleach then staining.

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#1 posted 10-29-2020 12:28 PM

Not specifically in ash, but in other woods, no.

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#2 posted 10-29-2020 02:49 PM

I don’t know what you have, but the Asian ash borer only lives in the sapwood just under the bark. When I have cut some into lumber, the damage is gone. The Asian beetles leave a D shaped hole in the bark. Can you post a picture of the damage? If it is a tiny hole it may be powder post beetles. The picture is from a flyer on the borer.

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