have a question about my Liquidambar which is about 4 foot tall.
It seems to have a pest or a disease. On the underside of the branch
things are quite normal, but on the top side of the branch there
are tracks. At first I thought the bark had welts due to the scratching
marks that the cat had inflicted. But now it is higher up the tree.
It looks like the bark has split open and healed with a big scar.
Could you please help me?
patterned corky bark is a feature of Liquidambars. As the tree matures,
the bark can become quite raised, but it is normal.
by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor
of Resource Management.
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