Peeling Bark On Drake Elm - Knowledgebase Question

Jacksonville, FL
Question by CUSTERBB
June 25, 2000
We planted 2 Drake elms this past March (approximately 12 ft tall). The bark on both trees is peeling. Is this normal?


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Answer from NGA
June 25, 2000

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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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