Bark ‘Splitting’ On My Peach Tree
I noticed that the bark is splitting apart on my tree. It was not damaged. It started on its own. What can I do to prevent losing the tree?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Splitting most commonly occurs in freezing weather. If the wound is not weeping or splitting further, then you should just leave it alone to heal on its own. If the split is widening, you can try protective paper (sold at nurseries) to help hold it together while it heals. Do not cover the wound with tar or any other permanent substance as this can trap disease in the wound.