Date Photo Taken: March 29,2011
Location: Snellville, GA
Posted By: ruthbarsich
I just noticed that my prized pecan tree which I planted myself 13 years ago has significant damage. It starts about 3 inches from the ground and continues up about 20 feet on this 25-foot pecan tree. I love this tree! The holes are in an almost perfect circle. It’s almost a pattern, with the circle of holes being about every 6 inches. There is no indication of insects in the tree; and in fact, the higher branches are very young and in excellent condition…yet they too have this damage. The only thing I can think of is a woodpecker, but this was a healthy tree, and the damage goes from the ground practically to the top. There are about 30 or more of these rings of holes.