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catman
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:56 am    Post subject: Tree Bark Damage Reply with quote

Last summer a bunch of little ****s in our estate scrapped the bark off two trees mid-way up the trunk of the tree. The trees were planted with the estate about 6-7 years ago so are relatively young and the pieces of bark they took off are about 15 inches long all the way around the circumference of the tree. I've been watching how the trees have been doing all summer and so far they have behaved like all the others, they developed leaves at the same time, are the same size etc. However in the last 2 weeks, while all the others have looked healthy (why wouldn't they with all this rain!!!), the leaves on the two damaged trees have turned yellow and are starting to droop. Is there anything I can do to try and repair these trees? Probably a stupid question but is there any bark substitute/spray etc. that I can put on the trees to restore the bark? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if they have completly ringed the tree and damaged the cambium layer there is nothing to be done. If you can get the culprits to help with thec new plantings it may give them a sense of ownership and may not do it agaiin
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been completely ringed alright. Thats a pity, was hoping to be able to save them. Unfortunately we have no idea who did it. Its a relatively young estate so lots of youngsters around and no-way of knowing who to pin it on!!! Thanks Greengage.
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