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Damaged tree bark

Discussion in 'Homeowner Helper Forum' started by Kari, May 23, 2001.

  1. Kari

    Kari New Member

    May 23, 2001
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    We have just transplanted a number of trees and some of them received injury to the bark. I need to know what we can do to protect and help heal the exposed areas. Thank you
  2. Deere John

    Deere John ArboristSite Operative

    Feb 2, 2001
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    Northern Ontario, Canada
    If the wounds are not too extensive, they will probably heal on their own over a few years. Small stems grow relatively large amounts annually compared to larger-diamter stems, so the area will callous over and heal in several years. If you want, you can cover the area with grafting wax to prevent the dead tissue from spreading (ie to prevent the adjacent living and exposed tissue from drying and dying).

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