Maple tree’s bark has separated and starting to fall off, can we save it?
The bark seemed to have cracked first, now separating and falling off. The leaves have started to turn red and fall off. Is there a way to save it? Will whatever is wrong spread to other trees?
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Silver Maples have a natural tendency to fall off. I see that this is a Red Maple, or Hybrid. This means that peeling bark may be fine for this species, but it can signify some environmental stress or disease. These articles will help: