Help-Repair broken tree branch
dstaples at livingston.net
Sun Aug 9 21:36:10 EST 1998
Mark F wrote:
> We had a large branch partially break off one of our deciduous trees. We
> tied a rope on and hoisted the branch back up to its original spot, tied it
> off and nailed in a splint. Is there anything we can do to help the branch
> to revive and save this branch (the leaves have started dying)?
The probability is that the cambium layer of the entire limb around the
break has been destoyed, cutting off water to the limb. Not much of a
chance of saving it, I would think, particularly if the heat has been as
bad where you are as here in Texas.
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