tree damage

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by JB1, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Found this damage on trees at my house, Bradford pears, first thought deer damage then saw small holes. Been a lot of bluejays around lately, any ideas or whats the cause, or a cure other than a 12 gauge. I'll include a couple more pictures.

    tree 1 (2).jpg
  2. heres another one

    tree 2 (2).jpg
  3. A Better Picture.

    tree 1 (3).jpg
  4. And Another

    tree 2 (3).JPG
  5. echovalley

    echovalley LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 91

    Looks like a woodpecker???
  6. would they peel the bark like that.
  7. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    Looks like damage was caused by two different things. Top looks like woodpecker/sapsucker the bottom one is close to ground level and looks like claw marks from something to me, maybe even string trimmer damage :p
  8. bill w

    bill w LawnSite Member
    from Va.
    Posts: 198

    I agree on the woodpecker/sapsucker part.

    Got any water near the tree?...maybe a beaver?
  9. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    The second one doesnt look like claw marks, only because if they were, they'd be vertical cuts not horizontal. I've never seen an animal that can do horizontal cuts in wood like that with its claws. the first one, I have no idea.

    Post this picture on Arboristsite and see what they say.
  10. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    could the second one be a deer rub.....any felt at the botom of the ground...... does kind of resemble deer antlers scraping on the bark..

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