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Grand Oak split

Posted by Patrick , Mar 10,2005,03:04       Forum

I live in Florida, USA, and have a Grand Live Oak tree in my back yard. It is one of the most beautiful trees I've ever seen and is at least 120 years old. About 4 days ago I noticed that it has developed a split in the middle of its trunk, where it branches off. It doesn't show any signs of disease or rotting. I don't want to have the tree cut down, however I would like to know if there is anything we can do to prevent the split from widening. Also I would like to know if there is anything that can be poured into the crack to seal it from infection. The crack is about 3 - 4 inches wide and right down the middle of the trunk, about 3 feet long.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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