Holly Tree damage

Asked April 26, 2018, 5:55 PM EDT

What has caused the damage to the trunk of my holly tree?

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

This is sapsucker drilling. It usually has no damaging effects on the tree. Here is more information : https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/woodpeckers-and-sapsuckers
Treatment for a tree such as your is impractical and unlikely to be needed.