Crabapple Split Truck - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by simon4
May 6, 2010
I have a crabapple tree with a vertical split in the bark of the main truck. Beneath the bark looks okay.
What should I do?

Answer from NGA
May 6, 2010
If just the bark is split, the tree will callous over the split and there's nothing you can or should do. Split bark can be the result of winter sun shining on the bark which makes it expand. A tree guard can be placed over the trunk to prevent further splits. Best wishes with your tree.

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