peeling bark - Knowledgebase Question

beloit, Wi
Question by moxcc8120
June 4, 2010
I think the trees are linden. The bark has peeled on some limbs. very significantly. any suggestions to what this may be? Thank you

Answer from NGA
June 4, 2010


While some trees naturally shed bark, linden trees are not one of them. I can't tell for sure without looking at the damage but it could be caused by winter sun scald, frost cracking or damage from sapsuckers. You'll want to carefully inspect the areas for signs of chewing (squirrels), holes (sapsuckers), tunnels or galls (insects), cracks, fissures, etc. from frost or sunscald. Healthy trees will usually callous over such wounds. Hope you figure it out!

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