THE BARK OF OUR WALNUT TREE TRUNK IS SPLIT AND IS WEEPING ,IS IT DISEASED . CAN ANYONE HELP PLEASE ?
WILL IT RECOVER ?
HOPE I WONT HAVE TO CHOP IT DOWN .
How large/old is the tree? Have you had it long?
Has it been damaged by anything hitting it?
Are there any small brown mushrooms near the base of it or any black string-like strands round it under the soil?
waterbutts I cannot see any brown mushrooms , going to check the soil when it is cooler this evening . But for now, this is some of its history.
It is about 50 years old ( it was inherited ) and about 35 foot .
The only thing I can think of it could have been hit with : is a lawn mower but even that I am not sure . We have been here for 15 yrs . and it looked okay then . But each year it has always produced nuts in 3 stages / forms . we get the june drop ,which is normal . then around september they start falling . some walnuts that have not produced or formed properly . (1) It is a jelly like stuff inside (2) or a black dry skin over the nut itself . The nuts with the black skin is white nut inside and eatable . (3) Then we get the very enjoyable walnut , crisp white nut with a moist thin pealable skin . And these are lovely .