Spotting a woodpecker you’re hearing feels like winning a round of “Where’s Waldo?”.
- But does that mean the tree it’s in is dying or dead?
Why it matters: Smart tree maintenance is critical to protecting our homes from nature’s pruning instrument —> high winds.
🌳 Arborist Tim Waswick offers some reassurance:
👉 Woodpeckers are looking for boring insects, but spotting them in your tree doesn’t mean the tree is dead.
- If we’re on the fence about whether or not to remove a tree, finding evidence of a woodpecker provides confirmation.
👉 If you find fungus growing on the trunks of your trees, that’s a more serious issue you should have checked out.
✅ For your Smart Homeowner list
- Almost all trees should be showing signs of life by now.
- It’s a good time for a walk around your property to identify any trees that concern you.
- Especially if they’re close to the house —> trimming trees costs less than major roof repairs!
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Tim Waswick is a certified arborist who can help you care for and preserve your trees. Call/text Tim at 972-822-8317. Visit Aspen Tree Service to learn more.