crack in tree - Knowledgebase Question

Pennsburg, Pe
Question by novacat62
June 30, 2010
I have a 1 yr old tree that has a large crack in the trunk have way up teh 20 ft. tree. It is still alive. Can I repair the crack? I have been told to use a carriage bolt and the tree will grow around it...

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


What you've been told is correct. If you can bring the sides of the crack together with a carriage bolt, it has a good chance of healing the injury. I think it's worth a try!

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