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Damaged almond tree branch

Posted by ahajmano Sunset 23 (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 3, 13 at 19:34

So the next door gardener cut some of the overhand branches, and one fell right on my newly planted almond tree. Th branch was bent so far, 50% of the fibers have torn. The other 50% is in tact and holding the branch in place.

Can this be repaired, or should I remove the whole branch? I am concerned beacuse this is 1 of 3 main scaffold branches.

If it can be repaired, how?


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RE: Damaged almond tree branch

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 3, 13 at 21:04

That doesn't look bad. Support it in place if necessary. In fact you might want to wrap it with something elastic for a month or two until it can begin to heal. Then keep excess weight off it for a year or two.

Alternatively you can cut it off and a good replacement branch will probably sprout, if there isn't an alternative already in place.


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RE: Damaged almond tree branch

I would do as Fruitnut suggested. Support it good and it should heal up fine. If it doesn't you can always cut it off later.


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RE: Damaged almond tree branch

Sweet. I wrapped it tight with white stretchy grafting tape.


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