Flowering Cherry Split in Trunk
My house came with a Flowering Cherry of unknown age and species. In the spring it gets some pink flowers, no fruit at any time, grows well and looks otherwise quite healthy except for a split in the trunk that seems to be getting wider/deeper.
My question is whether this is a tree that I should be thinking of taking down as it will only deteriorate further, or should I just let it be and try to get it to flower more?
Part of the reason is that the tree is a few feet away from my old brick septic tank (underneath the concrete stuff to the left), which is going to have the top 2-3 feet removed in the next week or two to convert to a connection to a recirculating sand filter system that is being installed in the town per an EPA mandate. So there will be some root damage to the tree no matter how careful they are. There should be a couple pictures in the Webshots album link below.