Another reason that your tree may be peeling?
Dec 14, When peeling bark on trees is limited to the south or southwest side of the tree and bare wood is exposed, the problem may be sunscald [sic] or frost damage.
This type of shedding affects the health and lifespan of the tree, and wider areas of exposed wood Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins. Oct 19, Bark falls off after excessive heat, which, like frost damage, strips bark down to the wood. Bark falls off an unhealthy tree, which means you’d see other signs of stress such as cankers, sap, or dead leaves and twigs. If bark is falling off my tree, is it dying?
Credit: Alan Levine.
Sadly, there’s no easy yes or no to this question. But, if the tree appears overall healthy, there’s a good chance it’s just peeling for growth. Jun 17, A tree with peeling bark doesn’t always indicate a problem. As a tree grows, the layer of bark thickens and the old, dead bark falls off.
It may crumble away slowly so that you hardly notice it, but some types of trees have a more dramatic shedding process that may be alarming until you realize that it is perfectly normal.