Bark Beetle is on the rise in our area. During the 2021 tree season we saw Bark Beetle spread all throughout central New Mexico. With our current moisture conditions, we are expecting the problem to only grow worse during the 2022 season. This beetle bores into the Pinion tree and lays its eggs. Once the eggs hatch the larvae destroy the inner workings of the tree, normally where the tree delivers water. Normally this is enough to kill a tree but even when it doesn’t the beetle leaves behind a blue stain fungus that will eventually kill the tree. The only way to keep pinion trees safe from bark beetle is to treat them preventively. We have found power spraying with proper products to be far superior over any other treatments including injections.