I have a 30 or 40 foot pine tree.
All the limbs below 7 feet have died. Is that normal?
This week, below 4 feet, I found about 20 holes spread out around the trunk, about 1/4 to 5/16" in diameter, through the bark and into the wood. I need to go back with a flashlight and a dental probe, but I don't think I'll find anything but the hole.
I don't have woodpeckers around here, at least not that I can hear, and I could hear them if they were pecking at this tree.
Are these made by some parasite?
Is it serious? Will it kill the tree? Please say no. :-)