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By Ogon

lancs, United Kingdom Gb

hello, after cutting a branch off a tree what would be the best thing to use to seal the wound to stop any disease or infection affecting the parent tree, knowing how fast you all usually reply i will thank you before hand, thanks ogon.



They dont advise using wound sealents now days, if you have given it a clean cut close to the trunk without leaving a snag then it will heal its self given time, at one time you could buy a wound sealent called arbrex which was like bitumen, julien.

30 May, 2011


you could use grease or emulsion to do it.

30 May, 2011


We use a water-based asphalt emulsion here in the desert to stop our ubiquitous borers, but if that is not a problem in your area, it is better not to. Some trees are subject to fungal and bacterial diseases that can enter through fresh wounds, in which case a copper based fungicide, such as Bordeaux mix or copper soap, is useful.

31 May, 2011

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