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Cause of tree bark damage

Any idea what has stripped the bark of my Robinia Lace Lady Tree, please. Happened very quickly (couple of days?). No real disturbance to plants below and mo sign of bark on the ground.

Apologies for the photo being on its side, but I didn’t know how to correct.

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  • LoxleyLoxley NottinghamPosts: 4,633
    Might be a naughty squirrel? 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,351
    Deer?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • TackTack Central South UKPosts: 985
    How high up is it? Deer or squirrel are likely
  • Definitely not a Deer. Could be a squirrel, but they have never been this naughty before!! Do you think the tree will be okay and is there anything I can do to protect it from disease?
  • TackTack Central South UKPosts: 985
    There is stuff you can paint on tree cuts, deliberate ones but I think they are no longer recommended.
    RHS says this: There is no need to use wound paints, as they are not thought to contribute to healing or prevent disease. The exception is plums and cherries (Prunus sp), where wound paint may be used to exclude silver leaf disease spores.
    I'd move the bird feeder though as that is probably why it is happening

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,380
    every hornbeam in my garden looks like that too
    Devon.
  • Thank you, that’s very helpful. I have already moved the Feeder and also some lower branches to lift the canopy. It’s lovely encouraging the wildlife, but preferably well behaved ones, please! 😃
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,380
    edited August 2021
    Helen197 said:
    Thank you, that’s very helpful. I have already moved the Feeder and also some lower branches to lift the canopy. It’s lovely encouraging the wildlife, but preferably well behaved ones, please! 😃
    grey squirrels aren't wildlife, they're vermin.
    When did you last see a red squirrel?
    It's like saying Japanese Knotweed are pretty plants.
    Devon.
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