In Oklahoma, sunscald on maple trees is pretty common.
Posted on January 29, by Maryland Grows.
Jan 29, Judging from the bark pattern of the tree, this looks like an ash tree. Many ashes in Maryland are becoming infested with the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB). Taking a close look at the photo, it appears there are borer holes in the trunk where the bark was bushmulch.clubted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Oct 19, Any sudden swing in temperature can make trees shed bark and crack under stress.
The tree has been like this since around the time I first posted about it.
Bark falls off after excessive heat, which, like frost damage, strips bark down to the wood. Bark falls off an unhealthy tree, which means you’d see other signs of stress such as cankers, sap, or dead leaves and twigs. If bark is falling off my tree, is it dying? Jul 26, Your tree is toast and yes that's deer damage. If the bark was blown off and scattered around its possible that it was hit by lightning.
Either way it's toast.