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bark scraped from tree

Posted by babsyboutique 5 (My Page) on
Tue, May 5, 09 at 6:58

While transplanting a ten year old maple tree, bark was accidently scraped from the tree (approximately 12 by 4 inches). How can I repair the scrape? Will the tree be okay?

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RE: bark scraped from tree

Vegetables and trees have different problems so the folks over on the Trees Forum would likely be more helpful about your problem. ;)


Here is a link that might be useful: Trees Forum

RE: bark scraped from tree

Paint the spot with some white water based paint and it should be ok.

Here is a link that might be useful: Start a growers diary here

RE: bark scraped from tree

I would just leave it alone, and make sure that it gets lots of ventilation. By that I mean if the scrape is at the bottom, make sure there aren't weeds blocking air and sunlight.
Trees are awfully good at healing themselves.
Good luck!

RE: bark scraped from tree

It should heal as long as the scrape doesn't circle the whole tree.

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