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Q.Large oak trees

Zone 48455 | dick.labrie95 added on March 20, 2018 | Answered

I have a large white oak that had a 2ft dia branch that broke off. Should i trim it flush with the trunk or leave it alone.

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Answered on March 20, 2018

It is important to cut the stub but make sure you do it properly. Pay particular attention to the "branch collar". If you damage this - or don't cut the limb short enough - the wound will not heal. There are YouTube videos and a WikiHow on tree pruning to help you get it right. Do to the risk of oak wilt disease, pruning wounds on oaks must be immediately painted with a latex paint or tree-wound paint.

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