Thread: Hole in side of tree... Trunk Borer???

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24
  1. #1
    Oak
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Dalton, GA
    Posts
    598

    Hole in side of tree... Trunk Borer???

    Was out and noticed what looked like a wet spot on the tree. Then I saw it wasn't water. It has to be somewhat new, I usually keep a fair watch over the trees.





    I started poking around with a coat hanger and it goes in about 5 or 6 inches. It smells like rotten apples and there are little flies gathering around. What could be the cause of this? Carpenter Worm? Red Oak Borer???

  2. #2
    Oak
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Knoxville,Tn
    Posts
    356

    RE: Hole in side of tree... Trunk Borer???

    Give that bad boy the Raid enema then pack it with some clay.

  3. #3
    Oak
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Dalton, GA
    Posts
    598

    RE: Hole in side of tree... Trunk Borer???

    Are you sure Raid won't hurt the tree?

    My first instinct was to plug the hole with silicon caulk , but I thought I better wait for some advice.

  4. #4
    Oak
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Knoxville,Tn
    Posts
    356

    RE: Hole in side of tree... Trunk Borer???

    No, I'm not sure so ask someone at a nursery what would be suitable. I'm sure silicon or caulk would be fine but if you can ask someone check on that too. I really didn't mean "Raid" per say but some thing toxic to bugs. And something to stop the bloodletting from the tree.

  5. #5
    Oak
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Dalton, GA
    Posts
    598

    RE: Hole in side of tree... Trunk Borer???

    I was hoping someone that knows would stroll by n see my thread.

    I'll call around monday too.

  6. #6
    Oak
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    St. Louis zone 6
    Posts
    312

    RE: Hole in side of tree... Trunk Borer???

    Woodpecker that got scared away before he could make more holes?
    Zone 6, St. Louis, MO

  7. #7
    Oak
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Dalton, GA
    Posts
    598

    RE: Hole in side of tree... Trunk Borer???

    Do woodpeckers have 6 inch beaks?

  8. #8
    Oak
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Central Indiana
    Posts
    562

    RE: Hole in side of tree... Trunk Borer???

    Bayer Advanced for Trees. It runs about $70 dollars at Lowe's, but kills all sorts of nasty critters. I'd use that and see what happens. This is a Red Oak tree?

  9. #9
    Oak
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Dalton, GA
    Posts
    598

    RE: Hole in side of tree... Trunk Borer???

    Willow oak

  10. #10
    Oak
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Dalton, GA
    Posts
    598

    RE: Hole in side of tree... Trunk Borer???

    Well, I had an ISA certified Arborist come out and take a look at my trees. He said the hole is from a split in the cambium and its not a borer. I don't know how he knows that, but he said there is nothing I can do and he didn't seem too worried about it. He said if anything, just put some clorox on it to keep the bugs out.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Side yard ideas?
    By RUhappy69 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-06-2008, 02:28 PM
  2. Side of house
    By RUhappy69 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-26-2008, 07:28 PM
  3. Road side planting
    By davesbotg in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-08-2006, 08:42 AM
  4. Pecan with two trunks and hole
    By brandonvne in forum Tree Planting and Care
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-16-2006, 01:45 PM
  5. Found a Hole in the Trunk of My 3 Year Old Red Maple
    By Gojab in forum Tree Planting and Care
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-28-2005, 08:12 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

X vBulletin 4.2.0 Debug Information

  • Page Generation 0.06661 seconds
  • Memory Usage 7,477KB
  • Queries Executed 15 (?)
More Information
Template Usage (35):
  • (1)SHOWTHREAD
  • (1)ad_footer_end
  • (1)ad_footer_start
  • (1)ad_global_above_footer
  • (1)ad_global_below_navbar
  • (1)ad_global_header1
  • (1)ad_global_header2
  • (1)ad_navbar_below
  • (1)ad_showthread_firstpost_sig
  • (1)ad_showthread_firstpost_start
  • (1)ad_thread_first_post_content
  • (1)ad_thread_last_post_content
  • (1)footer
  • (1)forumrules
  • (1)gobutton
  • (1)header
  • (1)headinclude
  • (1)headinclude_bottom
  • (2)im_msn
  • (10)memberaction_dropdown
  • (1)navbar
  • (4)navbar_link
  • (1)navbar_tabs
  • (3)option
  • (1)pagenav
  • (1)pagenav_curpage
  • (2)pagenav_pagelink
  • (10)postbit_legacy
  • (10)postbit_onlinestatus
  • (10)postbit_wrapper
  • (5)showthread_similarthreadbit
  • (1)showthread_similarthreads
  • (1)spacer_close
  • (1)spacer_open
  • (1)tagbit_wrapper 

Phrase Groups Available (6):
  • global
  • inlinemod
  • postbit
  • posting
  • reputationlevel
  • showthread
Included Files (23):
  • ./showthread.php
  • ./global.php
  • ./includes/class_bootstrap.php
  • ./includes/init.php
  • ./includes/class_core.php
  • ./includes/config.php
  • ./includes/functions.php
  • ./includes/class_friendly_url.php
  • ./includes/class_hook.php
  • ./includes/class_bootstrap_framework.php
  • ./vb/vb.php
  • ./vb/phrase.php
  • ./includes/functions_facebook.php
  • ./includes/functions_bigthree.php
  • ./includes/class_postbit.php
  • ./includes/class_bbcode.php
  • ./includes/functions_reputation.php
  • ./packages/vbattach/attach.php
  • ./vb/types.php
  • ./vb/cache.php
  • ./vb/cache/db.php
  • ./vb/cache/observer/db.php
  • ./vb/cache/observer.php 

Hooks Called (71):
  • init_startup
  • database_pre_fetch_array
  • database_post_fetch_array
  • friendlyurl_resolve_class
  • global_bootstrap_init_start
  • global_bootstrap_init_complete
  • cache_permissions
  • fetch_threadinfo_query
  • fetch_threadinfo
  • fetch_foruminfo
  • load_show_variables
  • load_forum_show_variables
  • global_state_check
  • global_bootstrap_complete
  • global_start
  • style_fetch
  • global_setup_complete
  • showthread_start
  • showthread_getinfo
  • strip_bbcode
  • friendlyurl_clean_fragment
  • friendlyurl_geturl
  • friendlyurl_redirect_canonical
  • showthread_post_start
  • showthread_query_postids
  • showthread_query
  • bbcode_fetch_tags
  • bbcode_create
  • showthread_postbit_create
  • postbit_factory
  • postbit_display_start
  • fetch_musername
  • cache_templates
  • cache_templates_process
  • template_register_var
  • template_render_output
  • fetch_template_start
  • fetch_template_complete
  • parse_templates
  • process_templates_complete
  • postbit_imicons
  • bbcode_parse_start
  • bbcode_parse_complete_precache
  • bbcode_img_match
  • bbcode_parse_complete
  • postbit_display_complete
  • memberaction_dropdown
  • pagenav_page
  • pagenav_complete
  • tag_fetchbit_complete
  • showthread_similarthread_query
  • showthread_similarthreadbit
  • forumrules
  • navbits
  • navbits_complete
  • expand_navigation_state
  • build_navigation_data
  • build_navigation_array
  • check_navigation_permission
  • process_navigation_links_start
  • process_navigation_links_complete
  • set_navigation_menu_element
  • build_navigation_menudata
  • build_navigation_listdata
  • build_navigation_list
  • set_navigation_tab_main
  • set_navigation_tab_fallback
  • navigation_tab_complete
  • fb_like_button
  • showthread_complete
  • page_templates