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Animal activity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Mathers Mar 16, 2016. 2 Replies

Can anyone identify the animal which has left these holes in the tree? It looks like an animal has removed fairly large chips of wood from the rotting tree to get at insects or worms inside. Some of…Continue

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Jim Breckenridge replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion beech cut-stump and movement to other species?
"I'll be interested to hear how your experiments progress. We also have, in one particular stand, a relatively high percentage (but still less than 50%) of healthy beech trees. Are mature, healthy trees, over 12" dbh, necessarily…"
May 17, 2016
Jim Breckenridge replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion beech cut-stump and movement to other species?
"Very helpful. Thanks. Understood it very clearly until the last sentence. Basal drill-n-fill and foliar Garlon 4/triclopyr basal bark sound different from spraying the exposed end-grain of a cut stump."
Apr 29, 2016
Kevin Mathers replied to Jim Breckenridge's discussion Animal activity
"I agree with Pete - look like pileated woodpecker work when they are foraging for insect larvae Kevin"
Mar 16, 2016
Peter Smallidge replied to Jim Breckenridge's discussion Animal activity
"Hi Jim: I'll guess a pileated woodpecker, but might be another species of woodpecker.  Pileated excavate large oval holes, often more elongated than in your picture. Peter"
Mar 10, 2016
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Animal activity

Can anyone identify the animal which has left these holes in the tree? It looks like an animal has removed fairly large chips of wood from the rotting tree to get at insects or worms inside. Some of the chips on the ground have a half-inch diameter and are two or three inches long.See More
Mar 10, 2016
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Dec 6, 2015

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How many acres of woodland do you own or annually manage?
400
Please describe, with two or three sentences, why you are interested in woodlot ecology and management. Your answer helps us ensure that only those people truly interested in woodlots are added as members.
Wife and I are about to close on purchase of forest. Property is in state forestry program (tax exemption), but probably needs better management than it has gotten recently. We are total beginners.

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