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Cottonwood tree

Cottonwood tree
Posted by: Johna1 (IP Logged)
Date: October 12, 2007 17:49

Good morning:

I have a large mature cottonwood tree which someone had left a small car jack in at the base of the tree. The tree had all but grown around it. I was concerned about the tree weakening at that point and splitting under some of the high winds we get here in Nevada. Using chisels hammer and lots of leverage I was able to cut and pry the hammer out. But I don't know what to do about the hole now. I is about 6 by 8 by 7 inches and part of hole looks like it has some rot going on. Is there something I can use to heal and protect the tree with? I have heard people have used cement (concrete) to fill this kind of hole.

Thank you for your assistance.


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|  Cottonwood tree Johna1 12/10/2007 17:49
||  Re: Cottonwood tree chris 16/10/2007 14:26

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