Dogwood Trees
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Flowering dogwood tree

Zone Dennisville nj 08214 | Gina tack added on April 30, 2016 | Answered

Tree just lost some big branches that were dead. Should I cut them at the base and what should I cover the cuts with so insects don't get in?

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kh0001
Answered on May 2, 2016

There isn't a lot you can use to cover cuts that won't (in the end) hurt a tree, so you shouldn't prune it right now, because boring insects will be most active now through June.

These articles may help you:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/dogwood/trimming-dogwood-trees.htm

and

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/dogwood/dogwood-borer.htm

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