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
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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