Q.Elder Tree Branches Stripped
I have an old elder tree which has one or two strong branches which appear to be stripped of bark. What is the reason for this? At the base about 5 new shoots of about 5 ft have appeared with flowers budding. The tree has recently been pruned.
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The stripped bark could be cankers. Here is info about those.
I would remove the suckers. Pruning can stimulate the production of suckers.