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Tree age: 2 year

Injury age: about 8 months

Type: mulberry

Trunk diameter at injury: about 2 inch

Max trunk diameter: about 2.8 inch

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Update after about 5 months. September 28, 2023 Very close to complete healing. Sorry for night photos.

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Yes, the tree should heal completely, and probably by the end of next summer.

A general rule of thumb when it comes to this type of bark damage is if the amount of bark removed is 75% or less, the tree will heal itself over time. This is somewhat dependent on the tree's species, of course. I had a chokecherry with bark that was nearly completely rubbed off by a deer that recovered just fine, and I personally know of a ginkgo that was rubbed over 80% that also recovered. Mulberries are very fast growers and yours is well on its way to recovery.

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    You were so right @jurp we are almost there. I have added updated photos above.
    – EresDev
    Sep 27, 2023 at 21:02
  • @EresDev Very glad to see that the tree has recovered so well!
    – Jurp
    Sep 30, 2023 at 1:19
  • Oops, now we have worms in the injury gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/65396/…
    – EresDev
    Oct 7, 2023 at 22:35

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