I’ve never posted before, so I hope my photo comes through. I came out to water my plants today and one of them looked like this. The bark and cambium layer were completely blown out all the way around the trunk. It’s 100 degrees F out today, but my other 7 plants look ok. I’ve never seen this on any plant before ever, and I’m an avid gardener. We do have squirrels, but other than that, nothing I know could do this damage.
Thanks for any help you might be able to give, I think the plant’s doomed.