found bark stripped from mature oak (picture)
My wife and I were walking our dog in a hardwood forest and came upon a large mature oak tree that had vertical stripes about 2 or 3 inches wide running from ground level up to about 50 or 60 feet high within which the bark was gone. There is no clear indication that an animal or person did this. The surrounding ground is undisturbed (dead leaves). Anyone familiar with this?
I can't find a way to post a photo so here is a link to a group of photos that I took of the tree.