pruning - Knowledgebase Question

north ridgeville, Oh
Question by jmlerch49
March 18, 2010
again with a red twig dogwood should I use pruning tar on the branch ends and if so beginning at what diameter (or on any other type bush)?

Answer from NGA
March 18, 2010


Don't use any wound dressing at all - it actually inhibits healing of the cuts! Any pruning cuts you make will seal themselves off naturally. Just for good measure, make the cuts on an angle so rainwater or water from the sprinkler drains without pooling in the cut. Best wishes with your shrub!

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