Pocket Holds Water In Crotch Of Mimosa Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Derby, KS
Question by lkbart
April 16, 2001
My 15+ year old Mimosa tree has a pocket between the 3 major branches that holds water & collects debris. Cutting the branches is really not an option (it would make the tree very misshaped and still probably would not solve the pocket problem). I am considering mixing up some resin to put into the pocket that will harden & hopefully keep the water & debris out. Is this a good idea or do you have any other suggestions? The tree is very healthy otherwise. Thanks!

Answer from NGA
April 16, 2001


Unfortunately, there is usually little that can be constructively done in such a situation. That spot on the tree will be a weak spot and filling it will not solve that problem, while at the same time it may cause more problems down the road. You might consult with a professionally trained and certified arborist to see if they have any suggestions based on an on-site inspection. I'm sorry I can't be more encouraging.

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