The Q&A Archives: Pests in Tree

Question: We have a Mountain Ash tree in our yard and each year the woodpeckers continually peck at it and severely damage the bark. I realize they are after insects that are in the tree. Is there a spray or some way to get rid of these insects?

Answer: Mountain Ash are subject to several insect pests, including borers and sawflies, which severely damage the tree. Unfortunately I can't specifically identify the insect long distance, but your County Extension (486-3350) might be able to as well as suggest appropriate controls.

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