[nafex] Girdled Apple Trees

Doreen Howard doreenh at ticon.net
Thu Mar 22 18:10:43 EST 2001


Tom wrote:
>Do they say what purpose this serves?  Would the wax from a toilet seal
>work just as well (a lot cheaper).


The purpose is to seal the wound to keep bacteria, fungi and moisture out.
The wound will callus over then.  I would think that any malleable wax would
work.  Beeswax is easy to work with and has some antibiotic properties, I
believe.  This is just a guess.
Doreen


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