Maple Bark Problem`

Asked August 3, 2017, 10:10 AM EDT

What can I do to keep my backyard Maple tree healthy? The bark on the east side of the truck is split, and partially loose from the trunk. The tree appears healthy otherwise. See image.

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1 Response

The Maple definetly has some issues...
The bark splitting could be from lightening damage and there is not much you can do to "fix" it.
A severe case of borers can also cause a tree to shed its bark.
Either way, it looks severe enough that no action will fix it.

With that said, often, especially with Maples, you may still get several years of shade from this tree.