diseased redbud tree

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Old 07-26-05, 07:38 AM
deannak
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Question diseased redbud tree

My redbud tree has a split trunk and ants are eating the center out. Is there something i can put into the opening to seal it, keep out the bugs, and save my tree?
 
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Old 07-26-05, 07:09 PM
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If the trunk has split open at a crotch from storm damage, little can be done to save the tree other than to remove one part or another then allow the rest of the tree to heal.
 
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Old 07-30-05, 10:06 PM
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A split crotch could kill the tree or leave such a huge wound that the tree can't heal over before the exposed heartwood rots and a storm destroys the tree. Ideally a tree should have one main trunk, but this does not always occur in nature.
 
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