Prevent Bark Damage On Trees

Trees need their bark to protect the inner vascular tissues that move water and nutrients throughout the plant. If they lose too much bark, particularly if the loss completely circumnavigates the trunk, then the tree will die because it can no longer transport those needed nutrients. This deadly condition is called girdling. The following can help you prevent that from happening. Animal damage Deer, rodents, and other animals often chew bark or scratch at it to sharpen claws, which can lead to girdling. [Read More]