Damage to a Tree – Could be a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

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If you have holes in your trees it could be the work of a bird instead of a bug according to Dan the hort man.

The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker drills into the tree to apparently eat the phloem and drink the sap. The orange hardened substance in some of the areas is the sap which has dried.

Below is a nice video of the YBSS in action.

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