Palm Trees losing bark
Can somebody please tell me why my two palm trees are thinning at the center of the trunk. It seems that the bark is being clawed off. My gardener thought it might be raccoons or some other night creature using the tree to sharpen their nails similar to what a cat does. If so, I was going to place chicken wire around the affected area but I think it is more likely a disease. Whatever it is, it thinning fast. Anyone recognize or have had the same issue? If so, any advice would be most appreciated..