Our dear tree which was so weighed down by snow two years ago -
has a split right down the length of the trunk, and I was the one to discover it (with a shock) this morning.
I was very surprised two years ago when there seemed to be nothing wrong, after the big snow. But maybe that caused a weakening, and together with temperatures in single digits yesterday, this crack developed.
I called the nursery where we got it - she said when it's getting warmer to paint it with that black tree stuff. I thought she'd say we should wrap it up! Bind the wound! Put it in swaddling clothes like a baby! She didn't seem to think so.
My brother knows an arborist - we're going to see what he thinks. It's heartbreaking.