The Q&A Archives: Damaged Dogwood

Question: I have a white dogwood that is about 10 or so years old. My son backed the truck into it and knocked off 3 sections of bark on one side. What can I do for the tree?

Answer: If you just leave the wound alone it will callous over on its own. Watch it though, because insects might find it an interesting place to call home. As a rule, trees will heal on their own with no help from us. Good luck with your tree!

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