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betulo
Moorestown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2012
1:13 PM

Post #9013597

Hi,

What can I do to protect two awesome Hollies being actively attacked by sapsuckers, and dripping sap like a slow bleed?

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shortleaf
suburban K.C., MO
(Zone 6a)

March 5, 2012
10:53 AM

Post #9030861

Wow, that's quite a number of holes. I'm no expert on that kinda damage, only that if they go around the tree, or girdle it, it could be killed. I'd guess otherwise, it'll just look bad, but once again, I'm no expert, only an expert on my unemployment benefits! lol. Here's some Sapsucker damage at my Aunt and Uncle's house.

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LoveForests
Clearwater, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 6, 2012
12:10 AM

Post #9031763

Oh My Goodness! What does that to a tree? Is it a WoodPecker Bird that does that?
Is there any kind of Insect spray you could spray on the trunk of that tree, every-so-often, that would stop whatever it is from drilling holes in that tree trunk?

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 6, 2012
6:38 AM

Post #9031965

Yep, a species of woodpecker (Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, to be precise). No, insect spray won't work.

Nothing you can really do to stop them.

Resin
betulo
Moorestown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2012
3:04 PM

Post #9034982

Resin,

The engraving does go around the main trunk of the tree. What are the odds that the this holly is going to make it?

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 8, 2012
5:26 PM

Post #9035123

It isn't completely girdled, so it should survive, but overall growth might be slowed for a year or two until the wounds are grown over.

Resin
betulo
Moorestown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2012
4:50 AM

Post #9035459

Thank you.

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