Eating My Backyard

by Ellie
(Northbrook, IL)

My dad and I think that yellow-bellied woodpeckers are responsible for the slow dieing of 5 our pine trees. We are putting Tanglefoot all over the trunk, and that seems to work to a point. We are also putting as much burlap as possible. Is there anything else anybody suggests. I am thinking of putting pie tins on the branches (hanging from the branches). Hopefully the loud noise should deter them. The pine trees are close to dieing. I really hope we caught them in time.

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Sep 07, 2010
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Pine Beetle?
by: Susan

They may well be eating the bugs in the pine trees. It may be those bugs that are killing the trees. In my neck of the woods, the pine beetle has killed thousands of trees.

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Sep 05, 2010
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Build another house for them?
by: Anonymous

What if you build them a house so they will leave your pine trees alone.
These pine shavings will encourage them to nest in them.

Pine Shavings

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