Maple Trees

Tree Limb Repair

Anonymous added on June 2, 2011 | Answered

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.

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Answered on June 3, 2011

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.

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