Split in my Fig tree. Help?

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Hello. I was wondering what was wrong with my fig and why it wasn't leafing--I had a huge crop from it last year. I looked at it this morning and it has a huge split at its base (see picture). What could be causing this??? What can I do about it?
 

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It could be down to the cold weather and too much moisture. Being that it's coming from the bottom suggest that it's terminal.
Someone else might know more about it.
 
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Figs are not grafted and will come back from the roots. Give it a couple of months and I bet you will see new growth coming from the base. It will grow really really fast. If no new growth appears from above the split that part of the tree is dead and you may as well get out the chainsaw. I have seen this before for 2 different reasons. One was a lightening strike and the other was a super hard freeze. In both circumstances the tree came back.
 

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