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Weird bark disease on a maple 5 days 21 hours ago #49335

Anyone know what this disease is afflicting this maple? I chopped it and left a relatively healthy looking 1ft of it in the ground for future bonsai use, and want to know how to treat it (if treatment is possible) in case the infection comes back full force.

The growths shown are dry and woody.

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Weird bark disease on a maple 5 days 14 hours ago #49340

Looks like it is barking up. Which species of maple is it?
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Weird bark disease on a maple 5 days 3 hours ago #49348

I used a tree identifier, and it might actually be sweetgum. I'm not exactly confident in that ID, though. This is a close up on one of the leaves, just in case anyone can ID it with confidence.

What does "barking up" mean?

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Weird bark disease on a maple 4 days 23 hours ago #49361

Ok, turn out it IS a sweetgum, and I did some research on diseases that might affect it. Apparently "corky" bark is often mistaken as a disease, but is perfectly normal.
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