The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns

Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:

TimberKing Sawmills

Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools

Norwood Industries Inc.

Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products


iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts

Smith Sawmill Service

Author Topic: Help with borer holes on Beech tree in NH  (Read 909 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline cwilliams2000

  • Member*
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Help with borer holes on Beech tree in NH
« on: July 29, 2022, 04:10:13 PM »
Hello, I just moved into this house and on this great old Beech I noticed a lot of dead branches which seemed odd. Plenty of good healthy growth and the top of the tree looks good but then I saw the holes all over the trunk. Wondering what the best course of action is for this. I am not sure what type of bug this is or how to treat it. I do have some Acelepryn and Demand CS on hand and it seemed like Acelpryn is rated for bark treatment but I am not an expert and wanted to see what you think is happening with this old tree. Thank you in advance.

Offline Old Greenhorn

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 8265
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Catskill Mountains, NY
  • Gender: Male
  • An old coot, still learning.
    • Share Post
    • Woodsman Forest Products
Re: Help with borer holes on Beech tree in NH
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2022, 04:16:43 PM »
First, welcome to the forum. We hope you enjoy your time here. Second, fill out some of your profile data, particularly where you are in general. This will help the experts narrow in on what is active in your area. The Yukon is not the same as Mississippi. :D
 I am not one of the experts, they will be along shortly as happy hour begins. But particularly in reference to your fir photo, that sure like like sapsucker holes to me, not bugs. If I'm right, not to worry, it won't hurt the tree. I have a WO with these lines all around it and it's doing just fine.
 Now let's wait and see what the experts have to say.
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 450, 562, & 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I am the woodcutter now.
I can work with wood, but I am NOT a Woodworker, but almost.

Offline GAB

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2384
  • Age: 74
  • Location: Charlotte, VT
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Help with borer holes on Beech tree in NH
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2022, 04:30:29 PM »
Again, welcome to the forum.
Are you sure that that is a beech tree.
Mine look a lot different.
If it is maple then I agree with OG.
W-M LT40HDD34, SLR, JD 420, JD 950w/loader and Woods backhoe, V3507 Fransguard winch, Cordwood Saw, 18' flat bed trailer, and other toys.

Offline Blue Noser

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 75
  • Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Help with borer holes on Beech tree in NH
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2022, 05:37:07 PM »
Those look like yellow-bellied sap sucker holes. The bird pecks hole in the bark, the sap that the holes produce draws in bugs, the bird returns to feed on the bugs.

Offline beenthere

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 28622
  • Location: Southern Wisconsin, USA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Help with borer holes on Beech tree in NH
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2022, 08:10:41 PM »
Think Blue Noser nailed this one, being looks like sap suckers.

The bark, not so much like beech but sometimes age has an effect. How about a leaf or two? 
south central Wisconsin
 It may be that my sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others

Offline WDH

  • Forester
  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 33143
  • Age: 69
  • Location: Perry, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • April 1998 - August 2008
    • Share Post
Re: Help with borer holes on Beech tree in NH
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2022, 08:25:30 PM »
It is definitely not beech.  Bark reminds me of mulberry.  A leaf will certainly confirm its identity. 
Woodmizer LT40HDD35, John Deere 2155, Kubota M5-111, Kubota L2501, Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln, and a passion for all things with leafs, twigs, and bark.

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter


Powered by EzPortal