Japanese Maple Bark issue (Acer Palmatum - Green)

Asked August 6, 2017, 9:36 PM EDT

We live in Pleasanton California and have a Japanese Maple planted about 20 years ago. I need guidance on how to deal with a bark issue we're having. See photo.

Alameda County California

1 Response

Thanks for your question about your tree's bark splitting. Here's a link to an excellent (and short!) article from Cornell Extension about the causes and treatments (and what not to do) for this problem. I hope it is helpful. Good luck!