cracked peach tree limb - Knowledgebase Question

Brooklyn, Ne
Question by gporter409
August 24, 2010
My peach tree limb was cracked in a storm, is there a way that I can repair the limb?


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Answer from NGA
August 24, 2010

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You can try to move it back up into place and tie it off to a trunk or branch above it in a couple of angles so it doesn't move back and forth. There is a good chance it will heal if the original damage was not too severe. When you move it up into place do so slowly to avoid breaking it. Depending upon the location of the crack, you may even be able to install a long carriage bolt through the entire limb, place a washer on the end of the bolt and snug down the nut to keep the cracked area together. If so, the wound will heal over (it will callous over the nut and bolt, too). Best wishes with your peach tree.

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