I was stupid and wrapped a tree with duct tape to discourage insects. It worked, but I left it on for a long time and now the tree bark is all soft and spongy there. It is a foot high band all around the tree. It looks similar to the other bark, except for being soft and spongy. What should I do?
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Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/repairing-tree-bark-damage.htm