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What would cause holes in a tree like this?


Trees on the base of Brush Mountain in Scotch Valley outside of Altoona, PA.

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JimJohnson2 5 years ago

I've seen infestations of insects do this. With the cambium healing around it. May be a Maple Tree that was infested with Gypsy Moth Caterpillars or Eastern Tent Caterpillar. I've got one in my front yard. I think, in my case it was carpenter ants.

JoeMurgo 5 years ago

This low? It seems like the only damage on the tree. But you are the only one with any idea so far, so I appreciate it.

Kyle A
Kyle A 5 years ago

I've heard that a lightening strike can cause this type of damage. I don't know about the veracity of such claims and it very well could be something entirely different.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.52, Long: -78.39

Spotted on Sep 19, 2013
Submitted on Sep 19, 2013

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