Peeling Bark On Drake Elm - Knowledgebase Question

Jacksonville, FL
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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?

Answer from NGA
June 25, 2000

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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