Maple Trees

Maple Tree Damaged by Weed Trimmer


8218nle added on June 12, 2012 | Answered

I damaged the bark on a young maple tree with a weed trimmer. Thanks for letting me know how this could be repaired to save the tree.


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 19, 2012

As long as you did not girdle the tree (cut the bark all the way around), it should recover on its own.

If you did girdle it, they is not much to be done, though you can try this method as a last ditch effort:
http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/yard/2007/090807.html
If you have any other young trees in your yard, try putting a slitted piece of plastic tubing around the base until their bark toughens up a bit. This will help prevent damage from weed whackers or other objects that could cut the bark.

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