Bitterly cold winter weather is a problem for most plants and animals and trees are no exception. With extreme temperature changes, you can see cracked tree trunks. Sometimes you can even hear trees popping in extreme cold. If you live in a climate where the temperatures fall drastically in winter, you’ll want more information on how this can affect your trees. We’ll also give you tips on how to prevent exploding trees. Frost Cracks in Trees When the temperatures drop well below zero, you may prefer to stay indoors, but landscape trees do not have that option. Truly cold temperatures can cause thin-skinned tree trunks to crack vertically. These longitudinal openings are termed frost cracks, and they can extend deep into the inner wood of and permanently injure trees. Common victims of frost cracks include sycamores, maples, willows, horse chestnuts, apple trees, and cherry trees. What Causes Frost Cracks? The […]
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