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 Post subject: Sweet Gum hit by a car
PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2003 2:48 pm 
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My neighbor just showed me her sweetgum in the parkway that was hit by a car a couple of nights ago. The tree trunk is about 20 inches in diameter at the widest point. The impact left a swath of bark missing from one side of the tree about 5 feet tall by 15" wide. Some of the wood is scraped (under where the bark used to be.) I gave her Howard's recipes for tree trunk goop and for the sick tree treatment. I know Howard doesn't recommend wrapping trees, but with a wound the size of this one, I wonder if it would be advised? Or is there anything else that can be done?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2003 7:51 am 
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I'd say just have her make plenty of the tree trunk goop, apply every time it's washed off for a good while, and make sure she does a monthly or every other weekend foliar feed of the tree with a touch of extra molasses in the spray.

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