Asked April 12, 2021, 3:57 PM EDT
I have a tree that I am 99% sure is a Sideroxylon lanuginosum (aka Gum Bumelia, Gum Bully, Woollybucket Bumelia, Shittamwood, Gum Elastic, Black Haw). It is a mean thing with the thorns that become branches, especially from the shooters.
Specifically, I notice some sawdust at the base and a small hole. Something has bore a hole into it. This has probably not the first time, as have notice the sawdust before but could never identify its source. Do I need to be worried about whatever bore the hole?
On the subject of the Sideroxylon lanuginosum, I have a problem with the amount of shooters. I purchased Dow AgroSciences RTU548 Tordon and place a few drops on the cutoff at ground level. I assume this is not toxic to the tree in the longrun.
Travis County Texas