frost crack

frost crack

A lengthwise split in a growing tree caused by frost, usually confined to the base.
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Lateral water losses from the Coastal pond were enhanced by the presence of a downslope frost crack that formed a steep hydraulic gradient with the pond.
Fungal spores are spread on air currents or by rain splash, and infection is most likely where the plants are damaged, perhaps by a slug attack or frost crack. Once an infection occurs on a vulnerable plant, the fungus will spread into living cells, causing them to die.
Fungal spores are spread on air currents or by rain splash,and infection is most likely where the plants are damaged,perhaps by a slug attack or frost crack. Once an infection occurs on a vulnerable plant, the fungus will spread into living cells,causing them to die.
Perhaps it is a little of both, as fungal infections often cause bleeding or "resinosis." Judging from the photo, I would speculate that the wound might have originated as a frost crack, which was subsequently infected by one or more decay organisms.
He stops and points to a maple with a frost crack. "There's no sense in growing a cracked tree like this," he says, starting his Husqvarna chainsaw and bringing it down on the maple.
A: The crack in the bark is likely a "frost crack." These cracks form, especially in young trees with thin bark, when the sun warms the sap while the tree is still mostly frozen.
Mechanism of frost crack formation in trees: A review and synthesis.
Called "frost cracks,'' the damage usually appears on the southwest face of young trees.
Will Frost cracked a superb 134, Brian Skinner made 38 not out and Raj Vakil 37 as Brecon set a target of 254-4 at home to Rogerstone in Division Two Second XI.
Warren Frost cracked four goals as Bedworth Mount Pleasant stepped up their Division Five bid with a 10-1 rout of The Crown while Marco Higgins bagged a hattrick as Saunders wiped out a 2-0 deficit to tame Alties 4-2.
the frost cracks as the house shifts and your voice.