Extreme environmental conditions make Texas trees susceptible to secondary stressors February 07, 2024 - 00:00 Posted in: Ag & Outdoors COLLEGE STATION — With three consecutive years of severe weather conditions throughout Texas, including extended hard freezes and droughts, East Texas trees have become vulnerable to secondary threats. These threats include cedar bark beetles, Ips engraver beetles, Hypoxylon Canker disease and cedar rust fungi.Trees experience threats like insects and diseases ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!