Mature Magnolia Has Squishy Brown Debris And Worms Where Limbs Have Been Removed

Question From: Allen, Texas, United States
Q: Our mature magnolia has squishy brown debris at two sites where large limbs had been removed at least two years ago. Light colored worms/larvae also were found in the debris. Any idea what we're dealing with and how to fix/eradicate the problem?

A: If that were my tree I would get an onsite inspection from a certified arborist. Homeowners do not have the tools, knowledge or products to treat a mature trees. To locate a professional in your area go to Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy