Crape Myrtle Trees
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Crape Myrtle

Anonymous added on May 14, 2014 | Answered

I have mature crape myrtles that have done very well for years. But this year they are peeling bark at the base of the trunk. I don't recall this before, and beneath what's peeled is moist. I've hired a company to mow and spray for the first time ever, and am worried they might have sprayed something to cause this.

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Nikki
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Answered on May 14, 2014

The peeling bark is normal for a mature crepe myrtle. This article will help explain: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/crepe-myrtle/bark-shedding-crepe-myrtle.htm

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