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Quince tree showing peeling bark

I have a question about the bark on the quince tree, which I noticed yesterday is coming off in quite large sheets. The wood beneath is smooth. I can see that this has started at the base and is working its way up the main trunk. Would anyone have any idea what the cause is and whether or not it is a natural growth thing (I fear not) or the result of some disease? And if the latter, can it be treated? (I also fear not!) The tree otherwise looks healthy. The leaves are still green and not blighted, although the backs some of the leaves have many tiny black spots on them. There was plenty of blossom in the spring but very little fruit appeared and what there was fell off some time ago. But I put that down to the sort of weather we had in the spring and early summer.

Janet Wolfinden

Quince tree bark

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