:) > Jimi said:
:) >> Hello ...I posted 4 photos seen here of a Skotch pine tree. I then have
:) >>three photos of trunk infestation. I live in Southern Saskatchewan Canada
:) >>(close to the montanna border) . The tree apears very healthy, however the
:) >>holes in the tree have me concerned... Any ideas on what this is and how
:) >>combat it would be a great help. Thank you all for any positive
:) > Sap wells drilled by yellow-bellied sap suckers. You could try using
:) > flash
:) > tape to scare them off. Otherwise do what you can to keep the tree
:) > in excellent condition. Most healthy trees can tolerate some sapsucker
:) > damage.
:) > --
:) > Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
:) > Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
:) > (attributed to Don Marti)
:) Thanks guys for the information............ Since I love to see the birds
:) around and the tree seems quite healthy, I think I'll let nature take care
:) of itself. I was alarmed when I saw the holes in the tree. I thought it
:) was a bug or larvae infestation. Now that I know it's a woodpecker, I'll
:) leave him alone. He's out there trying to make a living like the rest of us.
:) Thanks again for the responses.
:) Warm Regards...Jim
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