john giroux wrote:I should have pruned that section out when I first planted it.
Probably. On the other hand, elm is known for growing like this, and is incredible twisted and hard to split*. I expect that crack to outlast most pine or birch trees nearby that look perfect right now.
* - seriously, I had some 8 inch diameter elm that a 24 ton splitter was unable to split.
You can use a through bolt. Maybe a half inch bolt with decent size washers. Use the bolt to draw it together as much as possible and let the tree heal the wound. Anyone who decides to cut it down will have a rude awakening if they hit it though.
Have a piece of firewood in the shop now, just barely exposing a brown ceramic electric fence insulator, eaten up by the oak tree many years ago. I'm trying to figure out how to make it into a paperweight, with the insulator exposed....
Location: Cumming, GA
posted 6 years ago
A big wind storm broke that limb off. So should I take the other part off too?
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