Holes in Bradford Pear trees
We have several Bradford Pear trees that have lines of holes in the truck. Several lines that are almost a straight line. Each line is about 2-3 inches apart and each hole is about 1/8" deep. Is this a bug or bird and is there a permanent fix?
Christian County Kentucky
Those are holes made by a woodpecker, most likely the yellow bellied sapsucker. It drills these holes to cause the sap to puddle and attract small insects, which it eats. Nothing needs to be done; generally causes no harm to the tree.
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