Mottled Bark - Knowledgebase Question

Magnolia, NJ
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Question by givins1
April 15, 2007
WE have a young red maple tree which appears to be growing but the bark has very light circles giving it a mottled appearance. Is this a problem?

Answer from NGA
April 15, 2007
I think what you are describing is normal, the bark tends to be a bit splotchy for lack of a more precise term. To be sure it is okay, you might want to take a photo or two and check with your local Rutgers county extension.

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