split bark on mature magnolia
rhiannon collins Posts: 1
Really concerned that the beautiful Magnolia in our garden is going to die . My husband pruned it last year as the branches had obscured any view from our upstairs bedroom window. Now the trunk has a huge 'gash along it and so do some of the branches . Its in blossom at the moment but one or two areas dont have very much on them . I am really hoping we havent killed it ! Is there anything we can do to help it ?
I'll bump this up for you rhiannon
I know nothing of magnolias but it doesn't sound good to me
In the sticks near Peterborough
I really don't think our last winter conditions were likely to cause Southwest injury
It may well be prevalent in Canada at the moment but we've had a mild winter.
However, the article Edd linked to does suggest other possible causes,
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.