The woodpeckers killed my Lindon tree
I have a beautifyl,( or should I said HAD) a beautiful Lindon tree in our back yard that shaded our porch wonderfully. It's dead, and woodpeckers did it. It looks like a giant pincushion. It all started about 3 or 4 years ago when we noticed woodpecker holes on the tree, we tried spraying stuff on the tree to make the woodpeckers go away, I even tied lots of pie tins to the branches to make clanking noises to scare the little tree killers away. Nothing worked and after 4 years the tree is a pathetic dead now, well except for the new tree sprouts that keep trying to live towards the bottom part of the trunk. I know the tree must have had bugs in it when the woodpeckers puch holes in it to get them, but does anyone know what causes these birds to go to the extent to literally make thousands and thousands of holes in a tree. Was the tree sick to start this? Someone told me that but the tree looked beautiful before these birds attacked it. I have another Lindon about 40 feet away from this one and am worried they will now take there little beaks to this one, anyone have a suggestion for me to prevent this. By the way the also peck on our cedar siding of the house. These are not the bigger Pilated Woodpecker, we do have some of those around here, but the ones I see doing it are the smaller ones, black and white, with red on their heards, I think they are called something like Wooly Woodpeckers?