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Q.Just Planted New Green Acer In Pot. Did Light Prune, Noticed To Main Stems Were Very Close Together. Trird To Pull Apart A Bit, Ma

Zone West mids, england | Drummy added on March 6, 2023 | Answered

in stem then split…. almost to base of main stem. Can I repair a split main stem? Have taped it together for now in desperate attempt to save. Would this work? Any recommendations to save it?

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Answered on March 6, 2023

I would recommend tying it together with string, or something non-adhesive. Trees have a natural ability to heal split wounds, as long as they are braced, and can breathe. Tying it and making sure that it does not split, further, will be best.


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