Redbud Trees

Damaged Redbud Tree


Anonymous added on August 5, 2011 | Answered

I have a Forest Pansy redbud. Wind damage has split about a 2-inch limb off main trunk. Limb is lying on the ground still attached to trunk, although there is about a 6-inch split on main trunk. Can I raise the branch some? And how to clamp it to the main trunk in an attempt to save the branch? What can I fill in the split with to prevent rot and further damage?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 6, 2011

You can try using a bolt split branches to the main trunk.

This article, in the section on split forks, will have steps for using a bolt to repair the split:
http://essmextension.tamu.edu/treecarekit/index.php/after-the-storm/tree-damage-and-hazard-assessment/repairing-storm-damaged-trees/

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