Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service

Research & Development Treesearch

Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help - We Participate  Government Made Easy

Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (132 KB)

Title: Southern pine engraver (Ips) Beetles in Your backyard

Author: Gandhi, Kamal J.K.; Miller, Daniel R.;

Date: 2009

Source: Entomology Series, June 2009.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication


Imagine that you decide to cut down a few pine trees in your yard, possibly because they are leaning a little too close to your house and you are concerned about damage to your house during a severe wind-storm. You cut the trees down in early spring prior to the start of hurricane season. Because of cost and other priorities, you leave the trees where they’ve fallen. In late fall of that year, or in early spring of the following year, you notice that the needles in the upper crowns of the live standing pine trees next to the felled trees have turned yellowish green and red. These symptoms indicate that the trees are dying.

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
  • You may send email to to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)



Gandhi, Kamal, J.K.; Miller, Daniel R. 2009. Southern pine engraver (Ips) Beetles in Your backyard. Entomology Series, June 2009.


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.