Holes in pine nut tree

Asked April 7, 2016, 9:48 PM EDT

What has caused these holes in my pine nut trees (2)? Will it kill them?

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like sapsucker damage. Ordinarily sapsucker damage does not kill trees, but in your case if the damage goes all the way around the trunk, the top part could die. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/woodpeckers-and-sapsuckers vw