I don't post on here much, normally just when I get stumped on something.
Anyways, I went to bid a job on a Live Oak today (Quercus virginiana). When I got there I noticed this CRAZY discoloration on the bark of the tree.
It has me stumped, and am wondering what your thoughts may be as to what is causing it.
The tree is pretty large, and has a concrete parking lot that covers much of the root structure, so I'm sure that soil compaction/lack of oxygen to the root system is a big factor of stress in it.
Anyways, here's some pictures. Any help would be appreciated!
P.S. Sorry for the sideways pictures. 8(