Nibbled off Bark on Cherry Tree

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Connie777
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Hi All, Need some advice please on my 4 yr old Cherry Tree, the Bark has been nibbled off , not sure by what? The area is 3inches by 1 inch , should I cover this somehow? Ax I am worried about disease like Silver leaf getting in, TIA Connie
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Is it close to the ground or higher up, could be rabbits or deer but my money would be on Grey Squirrels.
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As long as it isn't ringed the tree should recover. You could paint it with one of the preparations sold for treating pruning cuts, sometimes sold as seal and heal.
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Tigerburnie, it is about 6 inchrs up the Tree,
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