This is my SECOND tree that been getting this type of trunk damage to it. No way this was done by mother nature (animals, wind, etc). Seems intentional. Noticed this on my newly planted tree today. What's going on? Just a month or so ago, similar damage was done to my Bloodgood maple. This damaged looks fresh? This happened a month ago. Hopefully the tree survives. Almost half of the trunk "caldium" or whatchumacallit was trimmed off.