Trying to figure out what might be wrong with this tree. The tree was in the yard when we moved in. Looks like something is attacking, but no clue. Any ideas?
At first I thought I was lightning but that wouldn’t make since, my guess is that either it was in progress of being cut but forgotten about. Or it could also be some kind of animal that left it after living in it for a while. Or a woodchuck? I’m not sure but that’s my ideas
Check for caterpillars
This can be like damage from animals or a change in the trunk during growth. This will not greatly affect the plant
A deer might be scratching it .