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I think I have a problem with my pruning technique

A few seasons ago I did some semi-major pruning on a crepe myrtle; this involved pruning the main trunks (three), which were about 1/2 inch in diameter at the time.

Today I noticed that each scar (three, one per trunk) has a crack, split down the middle and into the trunk. I am concerned that I pruned improperly but I don't know what I did wrong.

I have never noticed this happening on any of my other shrubs or crape myrtles. Please look at my photos and tell me what I might have done incorrectly, how I can do better next time, and what I can do to remediate the current problem.





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