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Q.Tree Has Vertical Split About 7 Inches In The Main Branch – 4 Feet From The Ground, Tree Is Seven 7 Tall

Zone Woodbridge VA, 22193 | tonycaribe added on April 23, 2020 | Answered

Leyland Cypress Tree – Picture attached of vertical split in branch. Will this heal on its own and keep growing or should the tree be replaced? Thank you.

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Answered on April 24, 2020

You would be surprised what a tree can survive! The injury will not likely kill the tree. That seems to be a very old injury that has already recovered.

There is nothing to be done at this time, but here are some articles to help you with the care of the tree:


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