Pileated woodpecker activity

Asked June 7, 2016, 3:21 PM EDT

I have at least 2 pileated woodpeckers who have taken a liking to my trees. I have a weeping sequoia that is literally covered from base to tip with holes. Will I lose this tree? How can I prevent anymore damage and what can I do to ensure I don't lose this tree?

Multnomah County Washington wildlife damage management birds trees and shrubs woodpeckers horticulture

1 Response

There are not many easy ways to make woodpeckers. They are either going after insects in the tree or using the tree as a sounding board to mark their territory.
Here is some information on pileated woodpeckers from the Cornell Lab.
Here is their page on controls that can be used to prevent damage to homes and trees.http://www.birds.cornell.edu/wp_about/control.html