Maple Trees
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Deborah maple

Zone Tea Sd 57064 | Anonymous added on May 22, 2017 | Answered

I planted a Deborah maple three years ago,earwigs chewed on tree and lost some bark,now it has long vertices cracks in it ,in the main tree what can I do or what is this?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 23, 2017

The vertical cracking or any bark cracking can be due to uneven watering or even winter damage.

Most trees can heal from bark damage and it should not inhibit the growth of the tree unless the tree should become girdled.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/cracking-tree-trunks.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/repairing-tree-bark-damage.htm

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