Red Oak Bark coming off
Hi have a Red Oak whose bark has started to come off. The tree is about 15ft tall and was planted 2.5 years ago. roughly 50% of the bark has come off the base of the tree. The problem started about a year and a half ago. I had taken a few photos to our local nursery who said the tree would heal itself in time. However, is there anything I can do to speed the process? Also, we have another red oak, that I just noticed started to have the same problem. Any ideas what could have caused this, and what I can do to speed the healing process?
The guy that planted the trees created a water basin. Could over/standing water have caused this?