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Feb 12, 2016 11:41 AM CST
|I live in North Texas and I have a maple tree (I believe it is a Silver Maple) in my front yard. I found a woodpecker the other day (I think it is a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker) either eating sap or insects from the tree. After the bird left, I went to look at the tree and there is ring around the tree of little holes with a little bit of sap dripping. I saw it later on the lawn eating insects or eating something off the ground.
I see the woodpecker on a daily basis now (in my yard and my neighbor's yard) and I'm wondering if there is something I can do to help it's habitat. Should I be doing something to protect my maple tree after the woodpecker feeds? Thanks!
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Feb 21, 2016 5:30 PM CST
|No the best thing to do is check the Health of the tree have an arbest look at it if birds are eating from the tree it could be a sign something's wrong with it|
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