|I HAVE A 6 YR OLD CRAB APPLE TREE THAT A RABBIT HAS ATE ALL THE BARK OFF OF IT ALL THE WAY AROUND 2 FT UP.IS THERE ANYTHING THING I CAN DO TO HELP IT AND WILL IT STILL LIVE ?
|Answer from NGA
February 23, 2011
|If your crabapple tree was otherwise healthy, gnawing the bark off the tree will only expose the bark to the weather. It can turn a dark color and it can split and crack but the tree should be okay. The wound will heal over all on its own if you just leave it alone (tar-based wound dressings should be avoided - they slow or stop the natural healing process). Best wishes with your crabapple.
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