cut tree limbs - Knowledgebase Question

lewistown, Mo
Question by drdx2
April 4, 2010
I recently cut some limbs off several fur trees 2

Answer from NGA
April 4, 2010


You won't need to dress the wounds. In fact, using the tar-like wound dressing you can purchase at the store isn't recommended. It can actually slow the healing process by clogging everything up. When you prune a branch the tree will naturally seal off the injury and eventually bark will grow over the cut. Painting with a wound dressing can get in the way of the healing process. I'd just leave the limbs and branches alone. They will heal on their own.

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