This is one wood pecked, popular tree!
It's not a Poplar Tree however, but a pecan.
No doubt it is tasty!
Every trunk and branch of this tree looks like this!
When I inspected this house 8 years ago my clients and I saw the damage on this tree. I recommended that a pro look at it and when they moved in they had an arborist come to assess its condition.
He said the tree was stressed, near death and would last one or two more years.
Not only is it healthy and still growing, but the same woodpecker comes back every year, all spring and summer, to have its meals.
An incredible buffet apparently! Now I don't know if it's a Jimmy Buffet or a Warren Buffet, but stopping by the other day and speaking with my clients, they said that woodpecker comes by a lot.
Given that he visits so often, this must be a really rich buffet, so it is probably a Warren Buffet.
These holes circumnavigate every single branch on this tree! And as high up as you can see!
This woodpecker is good! Apparently so are the grubs!
The tree even produces nuts! And they go out and pick them and roast them and bake them!
So, let me get this straight. The homeowners provide the tree. The woodpecker keeps the tree alive by keeping the predators out. In return, the grateful tree provides food to both the homeowners and the woodpecker.
In a Chinese restaurant, this menu item would be called HAPPY FAMILY!
My recommendation: nature provides! Enjoy its bounty!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
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