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Star magnolia has LOTS of woodpecker small holes. Meaning? Zn 5a

4 months ago

I have a star magnolia that is peppered with what appear to be very well ordered woodpecker holes — main trunk, branches.

And a February ice storm caused several branches to break off. I think this star magnolia is about 28 to 30 years old.

Do the woodpecker holes suggest the upcoming demise of this magnolia? What were the woodpeckers after? What is the likely woody? Downy, Hairy, or Red Bellied?

Thanks (see photos)

The woody got an A in geometry but failed her brail class.

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