Damaged camelia

Is there anything i can do to repair the damage to this camelia  it has been accidently damaged by someone and a big slice of the bark has come off.  

I feel if this isnt sorted, the shrub could

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become diseased or something....anyone got any ideas????

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,476

    Flower bird, I believe the RHS now advise against using any kind of wound paint on trees etc as it seems to retard the natural healing process.

    I would remove that short stump just above it though - cut it almost flush.  That dead stub is an entry point for disease and should never be left.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Flower birdFlower bird Posts: 282

    Ok will do bob...what does cut flush mean?

     

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,476

    That just means cut it right back to the trunk, so there is almost nothing sticking out. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Flower birdFlower bird Posts: 282

    Thanks bob...

     

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