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Yet Another Maple...possibly watering/expansion crack?

Posted by Sarabethers none (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 27, 12 at 18:08

I planted this maple November 1st of last year, so it hasn't been in the ground for a year. The drought has been pretty rough here, hardly any I started watering it a month or two ago. Not overnight, but within a week or two, a patch of bark (the large part on the bottom) disappeared within the night. Then the top park started to peel back. I don't think root depth is the issue (I can see the very tops of the roots out from the flare, though you might not see it in the picture...
I wonder if it was from being dry and then starting to water it a ton all of a sudden. Is this tree on its way out? Can it be saved? What do I need to do.

Any help is graciously appreciated!

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RE: Yet Another Maple...possibly watering/expansion crack?

That area under the missing bark has been dead longer than just a week. Coincidence that the bark fell off at this time.

RE: Yet Another Maple...possibly watering/expansion crack?

Actually this came off probably a month ago...I meant within a week or two of the start of watering, if that helps???

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