Cherry Trees
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Cherry Tree

Anonymous added on March 28, 2014 | Answered

I have a 3 year old cherry tree. The bark on the tree was damaged by a weed whacker all the way around the tree. The damage is about 1 inch wide. How should I treat it or is the tree young enough that it will heal itself?

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Nikki
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Answered on March 28, 2014

Generally, trees are quite resilient and will heal themselves. If you foresee the weed whacker continuing to be a problem, I would recommend making small collars for them out of flexible plumbing pipe to keep the weed whacker from doing further damage. The following article should also be of some help to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/repairing-tree-bark-damage.htm

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