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This is a mimosa tree that has split. This year it flowered beautifully but I am wondering if something could be done with this split in the trunk. There are a lot of dead branches and not sure if the tree is becoming distressed. Thank you for any suggestions. I enjoy your weekly articles. Gerry


Damaged Mimosa Tree Hi Gerry,
The tree can be cabled to hold the two stems together, which would be more successful if the split is recent. If you would like, I can send our Tree Care Division Manager out to inspect the tree. From the photo, it does not look like a fresh split. If there are a lot of dead branches, that tells me the water and nutrient transport 'tubes' just under the bark have been disturbed/broken and if that's the case, there's not much you can do.

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Linda K. Lillie is the President of Sprigs & Twigs, Inc, the premier landscape design and maintenance, tree care, lawn care, stonework, and carpentry service provider in southeastern Connecticut since 1997. She is a graduate of Connecticut College in Botany, a Connecticut Master Gardener and a national award winning landscape designer for her landscape design and landscape installation work.


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