A chunk of bark was torn off a tree during a storm. Now the tree looks like it’s dying. Can I save it?
Dear Gardener: It does not sound good for the tree if it looks like it is dead! The water and nutrients for the tree are carried up the tree trunk just under the bark. If enough of the bark has been stripped off, the tree will not get enough water or nutrients and will die. The tree should have leafed out by now. I wish I had better news!