Trunk trouble on maple

pscott1455(5)August 5, 2013

Third post on this troubled tree. 2.5" B&B three years ago. Slow grow, small leaves, thin canopy. Dug up, no girdling. But, cracked and peeling bark at ground level. Black underneath. No bugs. Here are pics. Any diagnoses?

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Looks like planted too deep.
Looks irreversible.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 12:53AM
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