broken limb - Knowledgebase Question

HOOVER, Al
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?


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Answer from NGA
August 10, 2010

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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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