My Koean Dogwood (about 8 years old) has developed spots on its bark. See...

Asked December 27, 2016, 3:23 PM EST

My Koean Dogwood (about 8 years old) has developed spots on its bark. See photo. Bugs? Deer? What is this and should we do something to protect it. Spots occur on trunk as well as branches.

Summit County Ohio kousa dogwood koean dogwood

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The peeling bark, which is what it looks like is happening when I zoom into your photo, is characteristic of this species of dogwood. See the video at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/videos_posters/videos/kousa_dogwood.html for information regarding this. There are also photos similar to yours at http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/detail.php?pid=125. Hit expand below the photos if only 4 are showing.