Posted: 11/09/2014 at 14:23
The leaves of the tree look perfectly healthy but small cracks are appearing on the large branches around the back where the blue rope is. Also noticed die back on one of the small branches above the bird box. My son asked what the difference between die back and the damage shown in the photos is! Not knowing I said they were the same eventhough I'm sure they are not.
There is no oozing from the cracks only white markings as the ones on the bark.
The long cracks face west and think they appeared after the had winter of 2010 but not sure about 2011.