[NAFEX] Loquat Tree Damage
lonrom at hevanet.com
Tue Feb 8 16:18:15 EST 2005
Bolts work well. You can get some that are just a big rod that has
been completely threaded. Use the biggest washers you can get. After
you are done, saw the bolts off right at the nut. In a few years, the
tree will grow around the washers and nut and you'll never know they
are there. Just be sure you leave word to anyone who might use a
chainsaw on the tree.
Commercial arborists use this technique on massive old shade trees they
want to save.
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On Feb 8, 2005, at 1:00 PM, rob hamilton wrote:
If I had a working drill and a big long bit, I like
the bolting idea, but would wraping a big steal cable
just girdle the tree.
--- Jim Fruth <jfruth at uslink.net> wrote:
> Responding to Rob Hamilton's request about
> saving his loquat tree, I had
> a similar thing happen to one of my best maple sap
> producing maple trees.
> It had three main top branches. A storm broke one
> off and the remaining two
> were split apart 6' down the trunk. I winched the
> two together as tight as
> possible to close the gap between them. Then I
> wrapped a 3/8" steel cable
> around the two securing the ends with (two) cable
> clamps. Wherever there
> was a still open gap, I sprayed it full using spray
> foam. It worked.
> Jim Fruth
> Pequot Lakes, MN
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