Redbud issues (missing chunk of bark)


#1

My third year redbud sapling has something taking off the bark. It’s small but looks more mechanical than something pathogenic or fungal.

What do you think?


#2

Does the damage happen to be facing the southwest? If so could very well be a frost crack.


#3

It faces south.


#4

I would guess that my guess is probably accurate then.


#5

Doesn’t look like bark of a redbud to me.


#6

I get a pic of the whole tree tomorrow, but it’s most definitely a redbud.

Pic from this spring:


#7

To clarify, this tree is only about 1 inch in caliper.


#8

OK…thanks…I see it’s a redbud. Based on the original photo…I’d say it’s likely to die.