noises (made by trees)

Crossing branches or the faces of a diametral crack can creak loudly. Trees may explode in a forest fire or if struck by lightning, woody stems can split explosively as the water in the wood freezes, and fruits can also elease seeds explosively, all accompanied by more or less loud bangs.

This definition is abridged from A – Z of tree terms: A companion to British arboriculture.
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