Whitebeam Tree
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Patching a hole in a tree trunk

Zone Montreal, Quebec | Anonymous added on June 12, 2017 | Answered

After reading your article on patching a hold in a tree trunk - you mention covering with a metal flap - does this have to have a hinge to open or is it permanent. If so, how do you attach to the tree - nails??. Using a screening and plastering over it brings the question - what plaster is waterproof? Otherwise the rain and snow would cause disintegration. Plaster is normally used indoors. Would appreciate your clarification on this matter. Thank you D. Coull dcoull@sympatico.ca P.S. This tree is a Whitebeam about 35 years old and otherwise has thick green foliage.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 12, 2017

If you determine covering a hole is the correct coarse of action, you would attach the screen or metal with smalls screws or nails.
Home Improvement stores should carry a water proof plaster, exterior grade plaster.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/patching-tree-hole.htm

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