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Treating Tree Trunk Wounds - Prescription for Tree Trunk Injury

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Scribe Around the Tree Wound
Treating Tree Trunk Wounds - Prescription for Tree Trunk Injury
USFS Illustation, Publication AIB-387
OK, it is best to prevent tree trunk wounds first. But if a tree trunk is wounded or injured there are some things you can do. Remember that a tree does a great job on containing and compartmentalizing trunk wounds and these treatments are not embraced by all tree professionals. The also can't do a lot of harm.

Remove dead and injured bark from around the wound with a sharp knife. Scribe wound in the shape of a vertical ellipse, if possible. Cut bark away from wound to form an interface of healthy wood and bark although this may enlarge the size of the wound.

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