Yesterday evening I noticed that my peach tree was starting to split and I took these pictures with the intent of posting them online and seeing if anyone could tell me what I could do to save my beloved peach tree. It was splitting in two different places.
Split #1 from the opposite side of the tree
A pic attempting to show both splits - #2 is on the left and #1 is in the back but you can't really see it as good as I hoped.
Then we had another storm last night and this is what I woke up to this morning - split #1 is all the way down now.
A closer picture.
That limb definitely will have to come off - I don't know what to do about the other limb. I am just so sad - I love this tree - as you can tell from my many posts about it. I love peaches and they are so expensive and such a novelty to grow here in MN. I will definitely plant another one if I lose this one - but I don't want to wait for it to start producing again.
I am just so sad today. I can't believe I feel this way over a tree - but I do.
Andy is sad too - but excited at the prospect of being able to help Daddy cut it up tonight. What a contrast, one minute he is out there hugging the tree and asking it if it hurts and the next minute asking if Daddy can come home from work early today so they can start sawing!