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Apr 28, 2017
What should I do if a tree has started to lose its bark?
In my backyard, I have a large mature oak tree. It has a slight cant to it and has started to drop large pieces of bark from some branches. Is there anything I can do to help it, or should I be looking into having it removed? I'd love to save it just because it's a nice old tree, but don't want it to damage anything either.

Brenton Roper of Ropa Roofing PRO answered:

May 2, 2017

Consider what the tree is worth compared to similar trees around it. Sometimes it's best to cut down and eliminate disease spreading...

May 2, 2017

There could be infection spreading under the bark. Sooty Canker is one possibilty, black powdery fingus spreading under the bark. Have an arborist look at it. May be able to remove infect branches, treat with fungicide and save the tree if it has not progressed too far

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