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Managing Monterey, Ponderosa, and Sugar Pines to Inhibit Red Turpentine Beetles


Monterey pine is widely planted throughout low-elevation urban areas throughout California and is the most planted conifer in the San Francisco Bay Area. This pine, along with ponderosa and sugar pine, are subject to attack by red turpentine beetles; leaving them vulnerable to premature death and fire.

Learn how to inspect and manage your pines to protect them from infestation by this beetle and three other beetles frequently found in dying urban conifers.

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