New to this forum and look forward to learning from you all. I’m a Japanese Maple enthusiast in Dallas TX—have 43 of different varieties on my acre lot currently. Last fall I added this Red Dragon to the family (see pics). At the time of planting I didn’t notice any trunk damage, but in the last week or so I noticed bark peeling away from one side of the trunk. I’m familiar with squirrel damage from some of my other Japanese maples (dang rats with bushy tails!) but this doesn’t appear like the animal damage I’ve observed. For example, the wood where the bark recently peeled appears dry and I notice a callous around the wound. Any suggestions of what might be going on and whether I should do anything to help save the tree would be much appreciated. In case it helps, we did not have any unusual spring freezes this year, and the side of the trunk where this wound is evident is actually the most sheltered from sun and wind. The tree isn’t showing any signs of distress currently, and am hoping it can heal and survive. Thanks in advance for your help!