Red Maple Trees

Why Is Bark Peeling Off My Red Maple Trees

mrsyoyeo added on April 30, 2015 | Answered

The bark is peeling off my red maples' tree trunks and the trunks are splitting open. What is causing this and what can I do to keep them from further damage and dying?

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Answered on April 30, 2015

Here is an article (PDF) from Cornell University on "Bark splitting on trees" with management strategies:

As the article will discuss, your tree probably experienced damage during the hard cold winter months.

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