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Does a newly removed Walnut Tree branch require treatment?

BMLBML Posts: 146

A six inch thick branch on the tree was damaged so I cut it off.  Do I need to treat where I cut or do I just leave it to nature?

Many thanks

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,199
    My tree surgeon, who has done lots of work for me over the years, never treats any wounds on tree branches.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Hopefully you have not cut it to close to the main trunk...and at the recommended angle.
    Thinking now a days is to leave it to heal naturally.

    https://deepgreenpermaculture.com/2019/07/07/tree-pruning-how-to-remove-tree-branches-correctly/

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,574
    So long as it’s a clean cut and the surrounding bark is not split or damaged it should be fine, it will heal naturally. If its a bit of a raggedy mess, better to cut it again cleanly and at the correct angle, if you can, than apply a sticking plaster, so to speak, over the top. I have lopped a few branches off a large Walnut, but a bit smaller diameter than yours - they were fine.
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