Pine Trees

Damaged Pine by a Pileated Woodpecker

Anonymous added on May 20, 2011 | Answered

A pileated woodpecker has created a hugh hole in what appears to be a healthy, very large pine tree. How can I fill it/fix it to prevent further damage to the tree?

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Answered on May 21, 2011

If it is just a few holes, treat them with an insecticide and a fungicide (neem oil is nice because it is both) and let them heal over naturally. If it is more than a few holes or they are big holes (more than 1 inch), you can cover the area with hardware mesh to keep animals out.

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