Almost all of us have scars. Some are usable. And some are hidden deep inside.
The tree in the photo is an example of visible scars.
The question is, what caused them. Why would anyone deliberately hurt a tree? These scars go deep. The tree has been in its prominent location for many years. It has provided shade and beauty. It has also cleaned up tons of air over its lifetime.
We can only imagine what caused the scars it displays so proudly. There is no doubt the tree did not deserve the scars. No one really does.
I only hope that they do not hurt!