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Oak Tree

Posted by Mike Ganzlin , Apr 17,2005,20:48       Forum

Id like to get some guidance on a problem w/ a live Oak. I live in Florida and have a live Oak that was damaged in a hurricane. A large limb was torn off at the V and therefore the main stem has been compromised. The damage is down the main stem (vertically). The tree has about an 8" diameter. Unfortunately the limb that was torn off was disposed off. The tree is doing well (green and gowing). This ocurred about 8 months ago. Im concerned that since the stem is only about 1/2 its normal size, where the damage is, and this tree will continue to grow, this poses a risk for a more serious problem later. However, Id like to save the tree if possible. Is there anyway this tree could be repaired ? Would a graft be a possibility ?
Mike G.

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