Mimosa Trees
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Trunk Split Repair

Anonymous added on June 12, 2011 | Answered

I have a Mimosa tree with a split in the main trunk at a Y. Is the proper fix a brace, or bolt the Y in place? Do I need to cut the bark at the split to help the bark to mend back together? I would like to save the tree from splitting the rest of the way and losing half or all of the tree. Plus, is there a disease going around for Mimosa that causes the sap to boil out and the tree to curl up and die? This happened to 2 of my mother's trees.

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Nikki
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Answered on June 13, 2011

You can either bolt or tie the split together. It does not always work, but there is a chance it will. If you bolt it back together, avoid putting the bolt through the heart wood.

It sounds like the tree may be getting wilt. This article will help you with that:
http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_h/H160/

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