BARK ISSUES

There are many causes for a variety of bark-related issues.                 

HOLES IN BARK

Borers create holes in bark.

Control of Borers in Prairie trees
Woodpecker & Sapsucker Damage

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

DAMAGE AND DEFORMITY TO GROWTH OF BRANCHES


Northern Pitch Twig Moth (Lodgepole Pine)

STRIPPED BARK

Bark being stripped is generally from animals such as deer and squirrels.
Mammal Damage
Squirrel Damage (Google images)
Identifying Wildlife Damage to Trees, Shrubs and Bushes

Squirrels
Tree Squirrels
Deer and Rabbits and Mice, oh My!


GROWTHS ON BARK 

Unsightly growths on branches and trunks are generally caused when birds and insects create damage on the bark and then fungi can enter those wounds.

What is Going on With my Blue Spruce?
Blue Stain Fungi
Beware the Destruction Caused by Bark Beetles
Cytospora Canker on Deciduous Trees
Cytospora Canker of Conifers

 

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