replying to kris7, Fat Baby wrote:
I have used a torch (blue bottle bernzomatic, commonly used by plumbers for
soldering pipe) to cauterize my tree pruning cuts for years with excellent
results. I've used it on Live Oak, Red Oak, and Shumard Oak too name a few. It's
recommended to do any pruning in the winter while the plant is dormant. Just
remember, trees don't heel, they seal.