Who made these holes?

Asked May 10, 2019, 5:38 AM EDT

We saw this row of 5 holes in our fringe tree. (indicated by the arrows). We also saw these older ones a little higher up on the tree. Are they made by a woodpecker?

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1 Response

The rows of holes are the signature of sapsuckers. No cause for alarm. The random holes are woodpeckers. Here is information about them: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/woodpeckers-and-sapsuckers

Ellen