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Old 04-06-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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There were holes all over the tree, woodpecker?
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What are these holes in my Bradford Pear tree?-holes-tree.jpg  
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Old 04-06-2008, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It looks like the work of a woodpecker. Their holes are often fairly evenly spaced like that.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Jax
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Woodpecker would be a good guess, I agree. Have you noticed or heard any woodpeckers (they're pretty loud)? Here in NEFL, they are very active right now and have young they are rearing.

You might also have borers (beetles, I think ), they usually make clean round holes. Borers can kill your tree.

Bradford Pears are short-lived trees, usually only 20 years, if memory serves. Is this an old tree at the end of its' life and in decline maybe?
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:54 AM
 
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It's more than likely a "sapsucker woodpecker". Not unusual for them to attack your type of tree.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:20 AM
 
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Those holes look like a woodpecker and not a borer. Borer holes while have a D shaped hole much of the time and those look kinda round. Bradford pears are TERRIBLE trees, so if it is declining and it dies, don't be sad.
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Thing about it, if a woodpecker is doing it it's because he's after beatles. Unless he's a sapsucker like mentioned. But if he's going after beatles, you have a dual problem.
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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Those holes look like a woodpecker and not a borer. Borer holes while have a D shaped hole much of the time and those look kinda round. Bradford pears are TERRIBLE trees, so if it is declining and it dies, don't be sad.
They are pretty though but any kind of wind.....watch out they fall apart. Our neighbor lost 3 in 1 season with 1 damaging their siding. We had one that was given to us in our old house, it was just starting to get to a size to worry about it.
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:32 PM
 
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The holes are caused by the 'Yellow Bellied Sapsucker'
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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Bradford Pears all seem to have these holes. I have woodpeckers around my house, but can't say I have ever seen one on my tree. They do split like crazy, sorry I planted mine.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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Looks like sapsucker holes to me too. I have never seen one on my fruiting pear, but they sure love my pecan and maple trees.
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