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From: cynthia downing
City:
forked river, NJ
I have a pear tree which I believe is a bradford pear. It was here when we moved in over ten years ago so I am not sure how old it is. I read a comment that someone wrote and I have the same problem. I have millions of small round holes all in the bas trunk of the tree. I just found an huge insect coming out of it molted stage on the tree. I have pics and even a video can I send it to you. I really need help. I also found a huge black bug which I believe is a jap beetle. Thanks

 
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From: Greg Stack
Extension Horticulturist
Office of Web Development
gstack@illinois.edu
Hi,

Photos would definately help in the ID process. You can send them to my e-mail address above.

 
From: kenneth jessett
City:
houston, TX
I have a similar problem and wonder if you gave an answer to the earlier question. I have mulitple tiny bore holes in the trunk of my Bradford Pear and would like advice on how to treat the problem before I lose the tree. Thanks.

 
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From: Greg Stack
Extension Horticulturist
Office of Web Development
gstack@illinois.edu
Hi,

I did not get any photos of the problem so can't say for sure what it was. In your case if the holes are random it might be the presence of some type of borer if the holes are in a uniform patter it could be the work of sap sucker birds. Borer injury is tough to deal with especially if it has been going on for years. Also with borers timely application is key to successfully dealing with it. You may need an on site inspection to determine the extent of damage and if treatment is warrented. There are a few homeowner borer control products put out by the Bayer company that might do some good only after assessing further.

 
From: James Shemwell
City:
Manchester, TN
My wife just discovered the same hole problem in our Bradford Pear trees. I will send photos. Thanks in advance for your response.

 
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From: Greg Stack
Extension Horticulturist
Office of Web Development
gstack@illinois.edu
Hi, Photos can be sent to my e-mail address.

 
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