Help-Repair broken tree branch

Don Staples dstaples at
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)?
> thanks

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.
Don Staples
UIN 4653335

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