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White spots on maple trunk #632284

Asked May 06, 2020, 9:02 PM EDT

I noticed our young maples didn't have too many leaf buds this spring, and all have these white spots on the trunk. Any ideas? 
Thanks!

Carver County Minnesota

Expert Response

The white blotches are usually lichen and don’t hurt the tree.
Claire Kari Replied May 10, 2020, 8:00 AM EDT

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