Tamarack bug infestation

Asked June 26, 2020, 7:53 PM EDT

Woodpecker,s stripping bark off tree .What can I do to save it

Ogemaw County Michigan

1 Response

Hi,
This is a hard problem and will take some effort. You can put some hardware cloth around the tree to prevent the woodpeckers from getting to it. Another idea is to devote a few hours for a couple days to consistently scaring the woodpecker away whenever it lands on the tree. They might eventually give up. Scaring devices like owl decoys generally don't work for very long if at all because the woodpeckers will learn they pose no threat.