Some of maple tree branch has been completely dead, no new buds for over a year, while majority still growing in good health. I am thinking a way to protect my maple tree, especially the exposed part after the bark peel off. My idea is either to pain it with white primer, or water-based latex paint; or, get some adhesive tape to cover the exposed tree trunk.
Should I even need something like a tree sealant to kill all the potential molds and diseases? Is this sealant all that I need to spray on the exposed trunk and avoid all the troubles of painting and adhesive tapes ?
Just worry the expose tree trunk will become an ideal bed for diseases, mold, or insects! Any feedback is appreciated!