Sweetgum Trees


milleracres added on October 28, 2017 | Answered

Recently, I\'ve seen redbellyed woodpeckers tapping a sweetgum tree in my yard. I Looked, and there are hundreds of holes from this activity. Is there a problem common to this in the central Illinois area? What are my options? Bob Miller


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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 28, 2017

Unfortunately, this can cause severe damage to your tree. This can be quite a difficult problem to correct. If the tree is short enough to reach and spray with something, then you can try boiling sliced hot peppers in water. Strain, and spray as much of the tree as possible.

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