Maple Trees

Peeling Bark on Maple Tree


Joan Taylor added on January 9, 2017 | Answered

The bark is peeling from my maple tree in sheets. The tree seems okay except for this. The tree is at least 50 years old and has never had this problem before. What should I do?


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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on January 10, 2017

Sunscald can cause peeling bark on maple trees. This article will help you:
https://ask.extension.org/questions/235796

Squirrels can also strip bark off trees. Another possibility is a disease. Check the tree for any of the disease symptoms discussed here:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/maple/maple-tree-bark-disease.htm

Another possibility is Verticillium wilt, a serious disease, but this would cause other symptoms as described here:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/verticillium-wilt/

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