That looks generally useful, thanks, Charlie.
On 8 Nov 2010, at 18:46, Charles Geilfuss wrote:
> *Damage to the trunk
> *Bruised and peeled bark should be treated to promote rapid healing. Trim
> around the wound to sound tissue on each side. Use a sharp knife and do not
> cut any deeper than necessary. The top and bottom should be rounded instead
> of forming a sharp point. This will facilitate movement of moisture and
> nutrients around the damage area. When done properly, healing should occur
> completely around the wound.
> If the damaged area is less than 25 percent of the circumference of the
> trunk, the wound should gradually heal over and no permanent injury should
> result. If the damage involves more than 50 percent of the circumference,
> the tree may be seriously reduced in vigor. It may lose branches and become
> quite unsightly. However, the corrective procedures of pruning, irrigation,
> and fertilization should be practiced until the tree recovers or until it is
> evident that the tree should be removed.
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