tree bark removed

Asked April 12, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

A small boy, old enough to know better, though, has peeled away an area of bark on the trunk of my conifer - about six inches in diameter. I can see sap oozing out. Is there something I should put on to protect it? He also peeled completely around a two inch segment from a branch near the main trunk of my medium sized Japanese maple tree. Will that branch survive? Thanks for your help! Pat

Clackamas County Oregon

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