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Spruce bark beetles in Soldotna

Post Date:07/09/2019 9:15 AM

The Spruce bark beetles are back and are making their presence known in Soldotna. Dead and dying trees can be found throughout our community, and can be a real hazard. Protect your house and property by removing dead trees that can topple over; and also become a fire hazard.

If a beetle damaged tree is in a city right-of-way, contact the city maintenance department at 262-4672. If a tree is threatening powerlines, please contact HEA member services at 283-5831. Trees on private property are the individual property owner’s responsibility. Several private contractors in the area offer tree removal services.

The Alaska Cooperative Extension has an excellent publication about managing spruce bark beetle damage and protecting healthy trees.

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