Tonight I came home to a large swath of bark having been removed. Trees are biologically adapted to recover from serious injuries without any help from people and will as long as the cause of the injury isn't chronic. This is such an informative post! Your best bet is to maintain the tree in as healthy a state as possible. This is one of the best and informative sites on repairing tree bark that I have found.
In an effort to discourage this, one of our rangers had gently filed and sanded the bark and then applied appropriate colored paint over the wound.
Oak tree bark cracked and peeling off
Hi, we have a beautiful old bottle tree at our business that somwone has decided to cut into it in several places and maybe going in as far as 4 cm passed bark and into the soft part of the tree in 1 place and marked it in several others. If your tree has a smaller wound, remove any damaged, dried or loose bark around the surface of the wound until you see where new bark has grown over the damage. Hi — I live on a creek and have a beaver s that are taking the bark off some larger trees, and taking down smaller trees. Is there anything we can do? I hope this helps a little.