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Seedling Apple Tree Gnawed by animals -- expert help and opinions sought...

Apple Tree:

I have a seedling apple tree that, unfortunatly, has had about 8 to 10 inches of bark gnawed back by animals all the way round the circumference (starting at about 8 inches from the ground upward) Tree is only 1/2 inch thick to begin with! Not being an expert, I'd say the damage is not too extensive. (The tree hasn't been eaten to such an extent as that it's dramatically thinner in the gnawed section) I've now put in place precautions to prevent any further damage -- but am looking for help and opinions into how significant this is to the health of the tree. In an ideal world, assuming there's no fungus or disease that sets in -- are we looking at a scenario where it'll be alright? I assume this must be a commom problem and I didn't see too much on the internet in general (which, unless I'm wrong, suggests that the significance factor for long term damage can't be too much)... All help is appreciated though... Anything I can do to 'encourage' the healing process when the spring comes?

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