What can I do for a red bud tree has damage to the trunk done by a weed eater? Also, what is the best time to prune a red bud tree?
Red Bud Tree Trunk Damage
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
The tree should be fine. Don't put anything on it as this can cause more harm than good. Tree wounds will generally heal themselves. The following article should be of some help to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/repairing-tree-bark-damage.htm
Pruning is best performed just after flowering in these trees.