car hit my tree
A car hit my 15 year old pin oak tree that is about 18 inches around. all it did was take a chunk off the bark 12x6 inches and does look to have done much else. I have attached some photos and would like to know what I should do next, some are saying cut it down and start over Bachman's said let it heal normally and keep an eye on it, what do you think. Gary 612 619 7577
Hennepin County Minnesota
- The treatment of trunk wounds depends on the extent of damage. If 50 percent or more of the bark has been removed around the entire trunk, the tree will not likely survive and should be removed. If only a patch of bark has been removed leaving a few splinters, use a sharp knife to cleanly cut off the loose bark to a place on the stem where it is firmly attached. DO NOT make the wound any larger than necessary.