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Cracked bark on Mango tree.

Mango    Thailand

The bark on my Mango tree has cracked all round about one metre from the base, out of the crack there seems to be like small roots growing. Any idea what this might be, and is it dangerous for the tree.


Posted by: david bates (1 point) david bates
Posted: September 21, 2017

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Young trees are usually susceptible to cracking because the bark will be very thin. Splitting of bark might happen for several reasons like sudden fluctuation in temperature (too hot or cold), dry weather followed by wet weather, expose of trunk to hot sunlight (sun scorch), improper application of fertilizers or due to disease.

Though rooting is not normal, the tree might have taken advantage of crack to produce roots and draw moisture. I believe it won't cause any problem, but keep an eye on the crack since it might act as an entry point for pests and pathogens.

http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/factsh...


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (134 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: September 21, 2017

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david bates commented,
Thanks very much for your answer, need to wait to see if the tree produces it's normal fruits.
26 days ago.



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