[NAFEX] tree damage
lostman_amiga at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 16 07:44:02 EST 2005
Thank you for all the replies. I decided to use the
bolt through the tree. The tree is young, but fairly
I and cleaned out the wound then closed the wound
using some tie-down straps with a ratchet clamp. I put
the bolt in, and wrapped the wound with some tape.
Its not one of my best trees. Loquats at marginal at
best here for its fruits, but I want to still play
with it. If could only find a variety that blooms and
fruit in the summer, it would be near the top of the
--- Mark_Bugaieski at rlicorp.com wrote:
> Hi Robert,
> I'll describe a technique I read about years ago and
> have used a few times
> with great success. It works better on a younger
> tree with a central
> leader or "Y"...
> Decide which branch/leader to save and take the
> second one and cut it off
> 4-6 inches above the split - then use electrical
> tape to tape the leader to
> the stub of the second branch, pulling the branch
> you left as full upright
> as possible. You leave the tape on and by the time
> it rots off, the leader
> should be upright and you can prune the stub
> appropriately. In my
> experience, within a few years, the gouge of the
> split trunk heals over.
> For larger trees, I've seen people drill a hole all
> the way through the
> trunk, insert a bolt and crank the nut down to draw
> the tree together - you
> just leave the bolt in permanently.
> Message: 5
> Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 05:02:26 -0800 (PST)
> From: rob hamilton <lostman_amiga at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [NAFEX] tree damage
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
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> Well it seems that our last ice storm has produces
> small in the split in the trunk one of my loquat
> trees - right down the middle.
> I discovered this a few days after. I tried to
> the branches back together to close the wound and
> wrapped the wound with some packing tape for the
> I was wondering if anyone has some suggestions on
> I should do.
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