Maple bark scratch identification help (pic)
Tree is about 10 feet tall, one of them arbor day free red maples. Its planted smack in the middle of the wet spot in my yard. Really its growing quite fine but every few months scratches like these pop back up.
If its a small animal I guess I can put a fence back up around the tree. Had some deer in the yard ravage an arborvitae and hinoki cypress this spring, don't know if I'm willing to install a tall enough fence to deter them.