Sealant when pruning trees? Or not?
Hello everyone :).
I'm catching up on pruning, after missing a few years due to illness, which means I'm pruning a bit more heavily than usual. I don't normally use sealant on cuts, but I have some, and am wondering if I should. Maybe on the larger cuts or on particular species?
I'm particularly wondering about my new peach tree. I saw online how the custom these days (unlike when I was a kid) seems to be to top the young tree, leaving just 3 or 4 main branches low down. I think this shape would be great in the location. I'm working up my nerve and could use any advice -- not just limited to 'should I put sealant on the cut?' :)
I've taken some 2-3" branches off a goumi, and 1" ones off a fig and a Hosui pear. Plus, of course, the usual smaller stuff. Sealant? No?
Thanks a bunch!