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Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2005
by TheGardenerGuy on July 22, 2005 06:59 AM
We have a large sugar maple on the south side of our house. [gabby]
The last week or so i have noticed lines going up and down the trunk. It looks like the work of a woodpecker but these are like 4 inches long at different intervals on the trunk. Not deep cracks just line indentations. [thinker]
Does anyone know what causes this and if we should be concerned? [dunno]
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by RugbyHukr on July 22, 2005 07:30 AM
The bark of the sugar maple tends to be smooth and gray when the trees are young. As they age and grow, the bark usually becomes rougher, with deep cracks forming an irregular texture.

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by tamara on July 22, 2005 08:07 PM
I have the same thing on my birch tree. I used a sealer on it because I noticed bugs entering the cracks. I don't know what caused it though.

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