If you are someone who is noticing cracks in their tree or its branches and live in a place that experiences high winter temperature, such as the UK, then you have come to the right place. If the freezing pipes aren’t enough, the frost cracks aren’t that great either.

1.0 Tree And Branch Cracks

There can be different reasons as to why you are seeing cracks on your tree or its branches, and one of the most common reasons is the trauma caused on trees that experience extreme winter temperatures. Another reason for cracking could be that the tree has experienced an extreme fluctuation in temperature. In fact, it is due to this extreme fluctuation from hot to cold or cold to hot that the branches or trunk of the tree expand at a rapid rate. This expansion then leads to vertical splits that can be seen as cracks. 

2.0 What To Do If Your Tree Has Damage

When it comes to taking care of trees and noticing signs of damage, there are certain things that you should or should not do. Here is what you should do when you notice damage, which includes cracks, on your tree.

3 Do Not Shake It Or You Break It

If you observe that your tree has taken on damage or is leaning towards one side, you must always remember to never shake it, particularly if there is snow on the branches that are weighing it down. In fact, if you do shake the tree, there is a large possibility that the tree will take on more damage. This could in turn cause injury to you or your loved ones. 

4 Remove Broken Branches

Another rule to remember is that if you see any broken branches around your tree, make sure to remove them as quickly as possible. Why is that? Well, they could not only prove to be a hazard for you, but also for your property. Apart from that, if you notice any broken branches hanging off of your tree, be sure to remove them as carefully as you can and if not, call an expert. 

All in all, taking care of your tree and handling it when you see signs of damage is a tricky thing to handle. This is exactly why, instead of taking matters into your own hands, you should always contact an expert. You should contact Furlonger Tree Services. Our team is highly trained at providing all types of tree services, such as branch and limb removal, deadwood removal, sectional dismantling, tree reports, and more. So, if you see any cracks, be sure to call our services and live a hazard-free life.