Silver Linden Tree Is Losing Bark On Some Branches

Question From: R. Rusz - ILLINOIS
Q: Our silver linden tree is starting to lose bark on some of its branches. How serious a problem is this and how can it be fixed?

A: Frost crack also called bark blast is the result of wild swings in temperature. It can expose the tree to canker. I would seek the advice of a certified arborist. To find one in your area go to and enter your zip code. In the meantime make sure the tree is watered and use an organic mulch to prevent the soil from drying out. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy