This photo was taken at Sweet Arrow Nature Preserve earlier this month. The holes in this tree are from a woodpecker. As I understand, woodpeckers make holes looking for bugs/larva to eat. Holes this large may serve as a nest. Supposedly, these holes do not significantly affect the tree. However, a tree with many holes may not be healthy because it has/had many bugs.
Sometimes I feel like this tree, with my holes (flaws) completely exposed. It is reassuring to think that the “holes” are where God has removed my “bugs”.