As some of you may have noticed, we are experiencing an issue with browning oak trees in the northern region of the state. The culprit has been identified as the oak lace bug. This native insect has been feasting away at our Chinkapin Oaks causing them to bronze or in the worst cases, bleach. If anyone has seen this type of damage in other areas/counties, please let Alexandria Blevins, Forest Health Specialist , Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) know by calling (502) 382-1720. Your help is greatly appreciated and many thanks in advance! Please see the pest alert attached here.