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Q.Peeling Bark On A Hybrid Poplar Tree

Zone Connersville, Indiana 47331 | fsess added on April 22, 2020 | Answered

This spring the bark on our Hybrid Poplar (not sure of type of Hybrid) tree is peeling. Not sure of the age of the tree. Some of the roots are now above the ground. Is this a sign of a disease (peeling bark) or is this just natural. The age of the tree is over 10 years could be 20 years, in other words not sure of age. Finally, if we trim the tree, will it help or hinder the tree. Thanks Fred Sess, fsess@comcast.net

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Answered on April 22, 2020

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I am unable to see the damage.

Many things can cause bark peeling. This includes natural peeling or diseases.

This article will help you to get started in diagnosing the issue:


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