I recently noticed that the bark on my peach tree is splitting. I had this happen to one last year and the tree died a few months later. Is there something I can do to prevent this or anything that I can do to save the tree?
Peach Tree Bark
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.