My beautiful Maple tree. Goner. Apparently, Mira found a little spot on the bark that was peeling. Matthew learned about it, and peeled away until no bark was remaining. Sad day. I haven't taken it out yet. I think some part of me is hoping a miracle occurs, and the tree will continue to grow next spring. Otherwise, I've got to dig it out and spend $175 on a new one that is half this size. Boo hoo.