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Help: suggestions on saving leading branch on young weeping cherry tree with sheared cut 2cm long 1/3 depth. Should I glue it on the outside?


  • You could try wrapping it with rattan the type the florists use. Don't know what glue you were thinking of but if it's too strong it could burn the tree

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Hi Karen, it will heal itself naturally over time but it might be a good idea to support the branch to prevent the wind from breaking it off where the wound will make the wood weaker.  You could tie it to a cane or two to hold the branch in place until it has healed.  Using glue or anything else would slow the healing process down at best.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • I meant raffia lol not rattan ( wrap it in conservetory furniture lmao)

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