Hello! I live in Ohio state, and I have a red Japanese Maple which is
about 11 feet tall, and part of the tree bark has been peeled off. It
is a thin, long stretch peel off, from close to ground, and extend
about 1 feet long with a width of 2 inches.
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!
The only thing you need do is trim away any ragged edges with a sharp
knife or chisel. Use no paints or sealants.