How To Keep Cherry Tree With Split Bark Healthy

Question From: K. Oleski - MICHIGAN
Q: What can we do to help this Cherry Tree stay healthy? It was born from a seed spitting contest of my four sons. Thats why it is so close to the deck. We love its blooms and its shade. This split has us worried.
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A: I recommend you get an onsite inspection from a certified arborist. To find one in your area go to and enter your zip code. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.