Orange Trees

Severe prune of Washington Navel Orange

Zone 93711 | Anonymous added on April 16, 2019 | Answered

My Washington Navel Orange has been severely pruned on West side exposing tree trunk to sun. Do I need to protect the bark? If so, how do I do this?

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Answered on April 17, 2019

This is not necessary. It will callous and protect itself. You can wipe the area with peroxide if you want to be sure that it is protected from infection. These will usually recover with relative ease. This article will give you more information on the care of oranges:

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