Magnolia with splitting bark

Discussion in 'Magnoliaceae' started by Lesley E, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Lesley E

    Lesley E New Member

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    Hi all,
    Bringing back a post from 10 yrs ago, I have a Magnolia with major splits in the bark on the trunk and branches. The splits appeared this Spring. Photos attached. It gets pruned once a year but puts on a lot of foliage growth each year since we had a nearby Spruce tree removed. It also has a good sprinkler system providing water through the summer. The tree is at least 20yrs old. We are in Trail, BC - about zone 4.
    Anybody got any ideas about the cause and what we can do?
    Lesley
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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Low winter temperatures, try using tree wrap.
     

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