Pine borer

(Zool.) any beetle whose larvæ bore into pine trees.

See also: Pine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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We are planning to plant almonds, apples and cherries, as well as an evergreen variant that is resistant to the pine borer. The soil is very sandy and has an interesting underlayer of clay.
But the sawmills couldn't keep up, and thousands of logs were dumped into various ponds and lakes where they would be safe from the pine borer, a greedy worm that could riddle a downed tree with holes in a few months.
(Dead pines are removed to prevent the spread of destructive pine borers.)