If left untreated, it will spread throughout the canopy, causing it to weaken.
If the lightning's path to ground stayed to the outside, then just the bark in that area will fall off, and the branches at the top where the lightning entered will die. You can treat teh tree with the sick tree treatment to boost its health, and that should take care of it. A tree can survive that kind of strike.
Nov 02, If there are cracks under the bark on the Southern or Southwestern side of the tree, there is a some probability that the damage was caused by a rapid change in temperature (frost cracks). When the living tissue just beneath the bark is injured and dies it may become incapable of holding the bark in place.
This does not mean that the tree will die. May 16, A: There are two possible explanations. The first is that the trees have simply had two drought-free years of growth and the trunks are expanding more rapidly than the bark can accommodate.
Another possibility is that the trees have smooth patch disease. This fungus decomposes the outer bark of trees, particularly white oak, and causes it to slough off. Oct 19, What to Do About Pine, Maple, Oak or Ash Tree Bark Falling Off. If bark is peeling with no other symptoms, it’s likely because of weather stress. Stressed trees love water and mulch! So, hydrate the tree when its soil is dry and apply organic mulch in spring and fall.
If your tree looks unhealthy, give it a closer look. A host of tree pests and diseases can affect your ash, pine, oak or maple.
There’s the infamous EAB that burrows underneath ash tree. May 08, the tree appears to be planted to deep that probably is the cause of the decay of the bark.
if you loose bark all the way around it you will probably loose the tree Click to expand I.