Tree Limb Repair
I have an 8-year-old maple that is growing beautifully. Unfortunately, I noticed a limb has split but has not broken off. I used rope to support the damaged limb but need a more permanent fix. Would it be acceptable to use large wood screws and screw the limb back together? The limb is about 2-3 inches in diameter and has split down the middle.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Yes, you can try this. If possible, do not drill through the very center of the branch, but rather on the sides of the heartwood.