The maple tree in my front yard has some areas that are missing bark and appear to have been damaged by branches rubbing. This is not in an area where...
Maple tree damages #851236
Asked September 25, 2023, 8:42 PM EDT
The maple tree in my front yard has some areas that are missing bark and appear to have been damaged by branches rubbing. This is not in an area where this has occurred. It starts about 3 feet off the ground, is apparent in several locations and extends up to about 6 feet. What is it and do I need to treat it prior to winter?
I am afraid you have me stumped on this one. It looks like bark has been cut or peeled away. It is not sunscald and doesn't look like deer rubbing, it is too high. I suggest you have a certified arborist come out and examine the area and make a recommendation. Click on Find An Arborist in this link and put in your zip code when prompted. A list of certified arborists in your area will appear: https://www.treesaregood.org/
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