Bark peeling off a Norwegian Sunset Maple
I have a young norwegian sunset maple that the bark has peeled off of on one side low to the ground, exposing a light colored wood beneath. The peeled area is about a foot tall and about an inch wide. The tree trunk is about 2 inches in diameter, however, it is now smaller where the bark peeled off. Is this normal? If not, what is it and what can I do about it?