Another Redbud question

Asked September 16, 2019, 9:20 AM EDT

A couple of weeks ago I sent a photo of foliar damage and received a reply that it was likely inadequate watering. However we subsequently notices some white bands on the trunk and other bark (picture attached). Any ideas what this could be?

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

This discoloration is caused by a fungus, but is not problematic. No treatment is necessary.