Squirrels Stripping Bark off Tree
My name is Cathy and this is my first post on this forum. I live in Central NJ and have what I think is a large Japanese Maple in my back yard. It is a beautiful tree and one of our favorites.
Squirrels have been stripping the bark off it all winter and it now looks almost white. The tree is near fences and other trees so there is really no way to keep the squirrels away from it.
We have been in our house for seven years and this is the first time anything like this has happened.
I know next to nothing about trees; will our Maple most likely die or might it recover? It is heartbreaking to look outside and see it in that condition.
Thanks for any opinions,