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Does a newly removed Walnut Tree branch require treatment?

BMLBML Posts: 151

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


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,629
    My tree surgeon, who has done lots of work for me over the years, never treats any wounds on tree branches.
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  • 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.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,490
    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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