Redwood Trees

heal a ringed tree

Zone 95423 | cbutzbach added on October 5, 2017 | Answered

The bark on my small redwood tree was torn off completely by a new dog, "ringing" it. What can I do?

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Answered on October 5, 2017

That is terrible. Unfortunately, this usually means death for a tree. You might try grafting tape, but if it is ringed all the way around, then it is destroyed. That small layer beneath the bark is where the nutrients are transported, so if that is disrupted, then the tree will more than likely die.

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