Flowering Crab Tree Trunk Has Split After A Very Cold Winter

Question From: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Q: My flowering crab trunk has split. It started last year after a very cold winter. I live in IL. I'm afraid I'm going to loose it. It's about 7 years old. Can you advise me on what I should do?

A: You need to get an onsite inspection from a trained tree doctor, a certified arborist. To find a professional in your area go to www.tcia.com and enter your zip code. Best Regards and Happy Yardening, Nancy