what peach borers can do to a tree
Here's a beautiful black cherry tree (one of my favorites) that was destroyed by peach borers.
This tree is ~50 feet tall.
A few years ago I noticed the bark looked distressed, but it wasn't until recently that I learned what was going on.
Had I known, I might have been able to save it with some intervention.
Notice how the bark never made the transition from the youthful "smooth with lenticels" to the mature "burnt potato chip" texture. I think that may have contributed to its demise.
It must be a genetic thing. I have much smaller diameter black cherries that have the mature bark.
The borers seem to leave the trees with mature bark alone.
Here is a link that might be useful: RIP black cherry