Thanks for posting, however, not a very good article.
The only problem is the wounds they are showing are the result of a wound
from an ijury and not the sun.
They also fail to tell you that when you wrap the trunk it tree wrap it
reduces photosynthesis and the production of food for the plant. Wrapping a
trunk when moving a tree is a great idea but tree wrapping young trees
Tree Wrap http://www.treedictionary.com/DICT2003/T/tree_wrap.html
"Tracing the bark around the split can be very helpful in aiding wound
healing" The problem with this statement is that tree wounds do not
heal!!!! That is like saying I photosynthesis. Silly for sure.
"70% alcohol" Not a good idea at all. It lubricates the pathogens.
No mention of treating the soil with mulch? Especially when most problems,
other than improper planting, are a result of Troubles in the Rhizosphere.
Read about it here..
A great book that addresses that and much more is MODERN ARBORICULTURE by
Right now the book is sold out until FEB. You could probably get a copy at
the library. I would lend you one of my copies if you lived near me. Its a
BIBLE for trees.
IT COVERS TREE WRAP, PLANTING, BASIC PRUNING, FERTILIZING, WATERING, ROOTS,
MYCORRHIZAE, MULCH, MAINTENANCE, DISEASE, INJURY, AND SO ON. MORE
INFORMATION THAT THE HOME OWNER WILL EVER REQUIRE.
Simple messages from 100 Tree Myths
1. Do not wrap trees. pg6
2. It is a near Myth (L) TRUNK WRAP PREVENTS COLD AND HEAT INJURY. False
There are no data to support this claim. A green photosynthetic tissue
envelopes the entire trunk under the thin bark of most young trees. Wraps
prevent the tissues from trapping the sun's energy. Wraps over wounds and
flush cut branches make conditions perfect for infection by pathogens and
infestation by insects. Wraps maybe of value to protect trunks during
shipment. Wire or metal wraps are of value where rodents or larger animals
pose a problem. Check them often to be sure they do not girdle the trunk.
John A. Keslick, Jr.
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