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Re: Cottonwood tree

Re: Cottonwood tree
Posted by: chris (IP Logged)
Date: October 16, 2007 14:26

You're not going to like this :)

The best thing you could have done is to leave the jack where it was. Trees do slow change well (growing around a jack, for example). They don't like sudden change, and they certainly don't like being injured by chisels.

There's really nothing to be done now. Pouring concrete in isn't going to help (as an industry, we gave up on that 30 years ago, about the time we stopped painting wounds). If you're worried about the safety of the tree, get a reputable local arborist to check it out. But leave the wound as it is.

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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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