Maple with nasty scar
Is there anything I can do to patch it in/cover it up? I hate to give up on this tree....but hubby has been considering replacing it. He wanted to get rid of it when this happened...and I wouldn't let him. 10 years ago our house was built, the young maple had already been planted....and the backhoe, when digging our basement, scraped it. I'd told them we could move the tree prior to all this if need be, but everyone said the tree was fine. Well, it wasn't. The scar wasn't so bad then, but of course as its grown, the scar has too. And, the tree is crooked. Hubby tied it up for 2 years, to an anchor in the ground, but it still leaned when he let it loose. Guess it will always lean....but is there anything we can do to help/cover up the scar. Will it cause any problems with the tree down the road?