Japanese red maple trunk bark splitting

Asked September 10, 2019, 10:37 AM EDT

Is there a salve or cream that can be applied to the areas affected? Thank you

Hartford County Connecticut

1 Response

Hi,

The current advice is to leave wounds be on the trunk. The tree, if healthy, will compartmentalize the injury. That being said, if it is a large crack, the tree may not be sturdy enough to withstand intense winds or heavy snows. There is not any cream or salve that I am aware of that would be placed upon tree wounds and make a difference.