Can Trees Explode in Winter?

Trees exploding in winter are called frost cracking. Water within the tree trunk can freeze quickly in winter when the temperature drops suddenly. The water expands causing the tree bark to crack or explode open.

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Karen Carter has spent the last three years working as a technology specialist in the public school system. This position included hardware/software installation, customer support, and writing training manuals. She also spent four years as a newspaper editor/reporter at the Willapa Harbor Herald.