I don't know if you are the right people to ask, but I have a large adult...

Asked July 7, 2013, 7:55 AM EDT

I don't know if you are the right people to ask, but I have a large adult Japanese red maple and it is developing cracks in its trunk. Is this a sign of ill-health? Should I be doing something?

Montgomery County Maryland trees and shrubs japanese maples cracked bark

1 Response

Yes, cracks in the trunk of your Japanese maple could mean it potentially has a problem. Would you be able to send some digital photos to help narrow down the cause? Even so we would recommend that the tree be looked at by a certified arborist. To find one in your area go to the following website, www.treesaregood.org

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