pink dogwood

Discussion in 'Cornus (dogwoods)' started by john warren, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. john warren

    john warren Member

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    We have a pink dogwood tree very old 35years plus ,it has started to lose its bark ,it is just falling off ,we live in White Rock B C any ideas how to stop this please.
     
  2. jimmyq

    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I have seen their bark flake off at times, almost like it is unraveling. seems to be almost common on older trees. is there any other signs of problems?
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Roughening of bark of Cornus florida as tree ages normal, bark sloughing off to reveal cankerous, darkened or soft areas beneath not.
     
  4. K Baron

    K Baron Well-Known Member

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    I have a problem with pockets of moss "gardens" forming on the branches of my 30 plus year old Cornus n. but if sun is your issue , then a western exposed shade environment would prevent sun scald to the bark...at least mine have the requisite shade.
     

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