I live in Philadelphia (midatlantic US region) in a small closed-in backyard, because of the urban environment, the conditions seem to be harsher than most, as my yard is one of the only on the block that is not paved over. Last year my dogwood started shedding some bark on the branches, it seems to have started from pruning cuts I had made, although the large branch that is completely shed, started shedding from a break after a strong storm. All the pruning cuts were done in very late winter/early spring. Not sure my next move, I am very worried about my tree, I am afraid to cut it anymore. It started flowering about 2 weeks ago, and the flowers and leaves look good. Thank you.