broken limb - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by weinberg69
August 10, 2010
My grandson broke the limb of a young maple so my husband broke it the rest of the way off. Is that good enough or are we supposed to do something to it?

Answer from NGA
August 10, 2010
It would be best for the tree if you can make a clean cut at the site of the break. Jagged or splintered wood can invite insects or disease problems. Use pruners if the branch is small or a tree saw if it is a thick branch. Make the cut clean and at a 45 degree angle so rainwater will not collect at the site. Good luck with your landscape!

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