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Asked by Anonymous on June 12, 2017
Patching a Hole in a Tree Trunk

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.

ANSWERS
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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