Japanese Maple Peeling Bark

vandy5858July 25, 2011

Hi

We moved into this house last year so I am not sure how old the Japanese maple tree is. We saw some green moss like thing developing last year and now the bark is peeling of every where.

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Can someone advise how to take care of this tree. It is a beautiful tree and we would not like to lose it.

thanks for help !!

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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

I can't seem to get the link to work.
Mike

    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 11:27AM
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    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 5:01PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

The moss didn't cause the damage. I don't know what did.
The damage is enough to warrant taking it down, before it falls down and does some damage. It has started to heal, but the damage is too great to completely heal over and save the tree.

Maybe something was placed between the two main trunks and removed before you bought your house. The damage could also be caused by stress caused by the weight of the snow in winter. Both main trunks lean out. These two guesses are just guesses, but I hope it helps.
Mike

    Bookmark   July 28, 2011 at 12:43AM
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vandy5858

thanks Mike.

I have asked an arborist to come and visit. Let's see what he suggests.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 4:48PM
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