something is wrong with the trunk of my Kwanza flowering cherry tree

Asked June 29, 2020, 6:22 PM EDT

Hello, The trunk looks damaged, however the tree is growing and the leaves look good. There are ants on the trunk of the tree. I planted the Kwanza flowering cherry tree March 2019. Could you please tell me what you think it is? Thank you for your help. Kathy

Yamhill County Oregon

3 Responses

Thank you for your question. This is a frequent question about this species, and you can find helpful information in this Extension article: http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/factsheets/barksplitting.pdf I hope this is helpful. Good luck!

Thank you! I greatly appreciate your help!
Kathy