weeping japanese cherry tree - Knowledgebase Question

Cochranville, Pe
Question by garytn
March 27, 2009
We planted this tree last summer and took real good care of it, watering it every day. but came deer rutting season a Buck rubbed his horns on the trunk and took off about 8 inches of bark all the way around. Is there anything I can do to save my poor tree.

Answer from NGA
March 27, 2009


The answer to your question really depends upon how large the damaged area is, and how deep it is. If only the bark is scraped off a small area, it should heal on its own without any intervention. If the bark and the dark layer beneath the bark (cambium) is removed from a large area, you might want to shield the wound from the sunshine until it begins to heal. To protect the damaged area, you can safely use a paper tree wrap. This product is available in rolls and looks a little like brown crepe paper. It expands as the bark expands and will eventually weather away if you forget to remove it at the end of a year. Hope this information is helpful!

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