bradford pear tree

Asked February 15, 2013, 2:08 PM EST

9 yr old bradford pear tree has hundreds of small holes circling around the trunk. tree looks otherwise healthy. what is causing this ?

Laurens County South Carolina fruit trees horticulture

1 Response

You may be dealing with insects (borers) and/or birds (sapsucker woodpecker). Pictures would be helpful in this situation. Please send to vbertag@clemson.edu or you can post them here.

In the meantime, see if this matches your damage: http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/howtos/ht_sap/sap.htm