What You Need to Know About Tree Bark Damage

Pest, infestation, harsh weather, lawn mowers, landscape work, home remodeling projects, nuisance wildlife, and vandalism are just some of the common causes for tree bark defects. Because we love our trees so much and value the numerous benefits they bestow onto us, bark damage and decline is something we never want for our trees.

Continue reading to learn what your options are for a tree with bark damage, and who to call for trusted tree care advice.

Indianapolis Tree Care 317-590-1842

Indianapolis Tree Care 317-590-1842

Mending Bark Damages

When tree bark is damaged, the underlying tissue and wood can be exposed, which is highly detrimental to the tree. It is crucial to take action as soon as possible, before the tree enters a heightened state of vulnerability. Once a tree is too weak, it can lead to extensive bark damage and overall tree decline. When you see damaged tree bark, there are some things you need to do right away. You may need to consult a licensed Indianapolis tree service specialist for advice on where to find the proper supplies, how to use them, and the best post-care instructions for your particular tree species.

To repair tree bark, you may need to:

Remove all of the loose tree bark.

Provide adequate irrigation and fertilization for the tree.

Look into the possibility of bridge grafting.

Plan and carry out an all-inclusive agricultural care schedule.

Prevent further damages and threats with proper environmental modifications and routine tree care.

How to Remove Damaged Tree Bark

To remove loose tree bark, you will need a set of sharp pruning shears that have been sterilized (or a knife). Then look for any bark that is loose, flapping, or bruised, and cut off any areas that match these descriptions. It is important to not damage the inner bark and cambium cell layer that is still alive and intact. You only want to remove outer bark.

Cutting right at the line of decay is the best point of reference for safe tree bark removal. Providing adequate water and fertilizer is crucial in order to reduce the potential for tree disease and vulnerability. It also promotes strong and sturdy tree growth and tissue repair.

When tree bark is wounded or exposed, various wood-eating and burrowing pests can invade the tree. Emerald Ash Borers, Wood Beetles, and more can harm a tree’s health and damage it even further. Be sure that you are taking the necessary precautions to protect a newly-cut tree from pest infestations, bacterial infections, and fungal growth.

Indianapolis Tree Service

Budget Tree Care

Budget Tree Care 317-590-1842

Call Budget Tree Care at 317-590-1842 for professional tree service in Indianapolis, Indiana. We offer residential and commercial tree work, as well as, free estimates, senior discounts, and the guaranteed lowest price in town! That’s right; we guarantee to FIT YOUR BUDGET! Request an estimate, today!

About Curt S.

Budget Tree Care is locally owned and operated here in Indianapolis, Indiana by Curtis Scott. After graduating from Manuel High School on Indy’s South side in the late 70’s, Curt began his tree service career with his older brothers who owned Timberland Tree Care and Midwest Tree Care. After many years of doing ground work (clean up and tree trimming) for them; and after both of them decided to retire, Curt opened up his own tree service business in 1991. Today, curt and his seven man crew trim trees, remove stumps, and provide lot clearing services all throughout the Indianapolis Metro area. On Curt’s free time he enjoys drag racing motorcycles, hunting deer in the fall, and fishing for bass and catfish in the summer. If you are looking for a born and raised Hoosier who has been trimming trees for over 30 years and understands the value of hard work, please give Curt a call at 317-590-1842 today.
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