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Help - split branch on Robinia Tree (False Acacia)

I have a Robinia (False Acacia) which I planted 3 years ago. I noticed that one of the main branches seemed to be "hanging" slightly and on closer inspection realised that the branch has split from where it joins the trunk - it must have happened when it snowed recently. Is there anything I can do as its one of the main branches and still a young tree. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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It depends how much it is torn off. If not much you might want to find some grafting wax and tie it together with a wax string to hold it together. You'll find out in the spring if it worked when the leaves start budding.

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