Crepe Myrtle Bark Is Damaged All The Way Around

Question From: M. Yanochik - FLORIDA
Q: I damaged the bark on my Crepe Myrtle tree Damage is all the way around it Please help I hate to loose the tree

A: There is nothing to be done. Wait to see if the vascular system was severed. Be sure to keep the tree well watered. Do not wrap it or paint it with any tree repair product as that may do more harm. Good Luck, Nancy