I have a what I think, is a Hong Kong Orchid Tree. To identify, its got pink flowers and the seeds that drop are in those pea pod like things.
Anyway, I think it froze and the bark is peeling off the trunk near the bottom. Its not showing any signs of buds and Im just wondering if it is dead or if its healing itself.
I really like the tree and it got pushed over sideways in the Hurricanes we had years ago. I had to cut some branches off so they didnt drag on the ground.
Anyway, if I can save the tree I really want to, but if its beyond help, I want to cut it down asap to prevent damage to surrounding structures.