Shaved oak tree trunks

Asked January 8, 2019, 6:48 AM EST

I notice in Newell Park in St. Paul almost every tree-- oaks and ashes, mainly -- have parts of their trunks "shaved." I worry that every tree is going to die. Is this shaved characteristic a sign of disease or of treatment?

Ramsey County Minnesota tree health

1 Response

Thank you for the question. I haven't seen this so I don't know to what you are referring. Is it possible to get some photos of what you describe?