Redbud Trees
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redbud tree damage

Zone Central Illinois, Mt. Olive. About 50 miles northeast of St. Louis. | b.thomas added on April 13, 2015 | Answered

Our redbud tree is 10 yrs old. It has begun to crack in the trunk from ground up. Was exposed to wind, heavy rain and possibly a tornado that hit us 2 yrs. ago. Is there anything we can do to save it? The west side does not appear to have many blooms but east side looks very good.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 14, 2015

I believe the best approach to determine the chances of saving your tree would be to have a certified arborist examine the tree.
The damage sounds quite severe and could invite disease and insects to the wound.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/redbud/caring-for-redbud-trees.htm

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