Hello thepseud0o and thank you for the report.
Do you remember which knife did you use to cut the bark off?
Only happens if you use a knife. Tested with kitchen knife and stone knife.
We have confirmed the issue and it is scheduled for a fix.
I bet T122611: Cancelling "cut branch off" results in "I've stopped skinning" could be fixed with this too.
Thank you thepseud0o.
The issue was confirmed with most of knife x tree actions and they should be all fixed once this ticket is resolved.