Will borer beetles kill my mesquite tree?
I lost a Palo Verde tree last year due to borer beetles and root deterioration. Now, I'm afraid to lose my Mesquite! I am seeing what may be the same type of "divets" in the gravel around the Mesquite!
Generally a healthy tree resists borer beetles well. However trees that are stressed due to irrigation, damage, or improper pruning can be subject to pests.