bark falling off
We have a very big cigar tree the bark has been falling off in big pieces Can you tell me why
Anne Arundel County Maryland
Falling bark indicated dead wood underneath it. It it is on a branch, prune off the branch (do not leave a stub--do leave the branch "collar"). Dead wood on the trunk could be the result of winter damage, disease, isnects, or a lightning strike. Also, mechanical damage such as a car hitting the tree.
If a lot of bark is falling off, it suggests a lot of dead interior. Sounds like the tree may not survive.
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