Holes on Tree

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Toubi, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Toubi

    Toubi LawnSite Member
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    I am just a homeowner that came across this site by accident. I was talking to my gardener and noticed that I got holes on the trunk of three of my oaks trees. I live in California. I am worry about the health of these trees. What could possibly cause these holes? Any advice is appreciated.




  2. NewEnglandSteelersFan

    NewEnglandSteelersFan LawnSite Member
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  3. Delmarva Keith

    Delmarva Keith LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    I would say woodpecker going at some borers but I don’t know anything about what goes on in Cali. If it’s a high value tree (and it looks like a nice mature tree from the bit I can see), call a local arborist. Will cost way more to remove it if it dies than paying an arborist who knows what he’s doing to try to keep it healthy.
  4. Wye Oak Tree

    Wye Oak Tree LawnSite Gold Member
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  5. turfmd101

    turfmd101 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,692

    If you have boring insects, you will notice sawdust collecting at the base or in the bark groves.
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  6. mowfool

    mowfool LawnSite Member
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    Agree with Wye Oak Tree. Sapsucker tree damage. I have that on nearly all my trees from willow, oak, elm, ash, several flowering trees, and even some spruce. They don't seem to picky on what they go after. The good news is i don't think I've lost any to it yet, but some have gotten a disfigured.

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