Originally Posted by allinearth
I have seen trees slightly girdled like in that pic but what long term affects will it have since it was not actually grown in?
That's where I told the homeowner 50/50 chances on a few of the worst ones.
It should depend on whether it destroyed the cambium or phloem there or not. If the cambium was destroyed, then it really can't make any more phloem. And the cambium may be only like 1, 2 or 3 plant cells in thickness anyway.
Bark blowers came in today.