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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
P.S. This tree is a Whitebeam about 35 years old and otherwise has thick green foliage.

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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.


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