Redbud Trees

Split Tree

Anonymous added on May 15, 2011 | Answered

I have a Redbud tree that the wind split. What can I do save it, or will it be ok?

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Answered on May 16, 2011

Bolt or tie the split back together, if you can. It may heal itself back if they are held together. Paint the open wound with a fungicide to deter disease, but nothing else. Tarring or sealing the wound can trap disease in the wound, which will harm the plant.

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