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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    February 22, 2011
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    If the tree looks healthy, then it is one of three things. First is a lack of phosphorous in the soil, which would prevent blooming. Add some phosphorous rich fertilizer and have the soil tested for nutrient levels. Next would be a lack of sunlight. Are there any other trees or building blocking light to it? Third might be bad timings on freezes. If you get a late frost pretty consistently in spring, the frosts may be killing off the buds. There is not much help for that.

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    Nikki on
    March 4, 2011
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    I think it would be an excellent idea to use a drip irrigation system for a container tree. You may need to adjust how much water it gets, but just keep an eye on making sure the soil is damp, not soaked, and it should be fine.

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    Nikki on
    May 16, 2011
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    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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    Nikki on
    July 2, 2011
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    Fall is the best time to transplant trees with the least amount of shock.

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    Nikki on
    August 6, 2011
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    You can try using a bolt split branches to the main trunk.

    This article, in the section on split forks, will have steps for using a bolt to repair the split:
    http://essmextension.tamu.edu/treecarekit/index.php/after-the-storm/tree-damage-and-hazard-assessment/repairing-storm-damaged-trees/

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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    September 26, 2011
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    If the beaver did not girdle the tree (remove the bark all the way around) the tree can recover. Unfortunately, there is no product that can be used to fill the damaged area that would not expose the tree to other issues. It is actually best to leave the area open so that it can heal. You can treat the area every few weeks with a fungicide to help keep rot from setting in while it heals.

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    Heather on
    May 12, 2012
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