japanese maple tree - Knowledgebase Question

havertown, Pe
Question by kathy1305
June 21, 2010
my tree split,do i tape it,nail it or cut it

Answer from NGA
June 21, 2010


Depending upon the extent of the split you may be able to attach a splint to the tree to hold the split together. Use two pieces of wood, one opposite the other and tape them snuggly against the tree, wrapping around and around to hold both splints. In time the split should heal. Or, You may be able to help it heal by anchoring the split together with a bolt and nut. Drilling a hole completely through the tree opposite the split and inserting a bolt is a last-ditch effort but I've had it work for me. Hope your tree recovers.

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