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I have found cracking in the bark of my young Tahitian lime tree.

At about 4 or 5 points on the trunk of the tree (which is only a couple of years old and just over 2m high) I notice the bark has cracked (see photos). I've been away for a year so have only just seen this. Is this just normal because it's getting bigger and "outgrowing" its "skin"?

Fruit and Citrus • Physical Damage

Hi Jane,

Thank you for contacting Yates. 

Most of the bark splitting is due to environmental factors such as physical damage, lightning, frost damage or extended drought followed by excessive rainfalls. There is not much we can do to help the existing splitting but keeping up with regular feeding and watering to encourage wound recovery. Try feed every 6-8 weeks with 'Yates Thrive Natural Citrus & Fruit Organic Based Pelletised Plant Food' as a complete, soil-conditioning fertiliser for richer, juicier and more abundant fruit and healthy plant growth. Click here for more info on this product: https://www.yates.com.au/product/garden-fertilisers/organic-based/yates-thrive-natural-citrus-fruit-organic-based-pelletised-plant-food

Hope this helps and happy gardening :)

Yt-team

yates

Answered: 16 Feb, 2021

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