The Q&A Archives: Peeling Bark On Drake Elm

Question: We planted 2 Drake elms this past March (approximately 12 ft tall). The bark on both trees is peeling. Is this normal?

Answer: Nancy,

Yes it is normal. One of the key features of a Drake elm is its beautiful exfoliating bark. As the tree gets older and larger this will create a beautiful rust and grey color pattern on the trunk.

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