What causes the bark to peel away from the trunk of a tree?

There are various reasons for bark peeling from the tree. Some trees peel naturally such as Whie Birch, Kousa Dogwood, or Paperbark Maple. This is only the outer layer of bark and not damaging. Generally, the loss of bark is a serious concern and may lead to the decline or even death of a tree. Physical injuries, lightning strikes, or certain diseases can cause bark to fall off also. You can click here to schedule an appointment with one of our experts if you would like us to come see your tree.

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