Remember when we had that windy cold front a couple of weeks ago? Well, unfortunately, my young Hong Kong Orchid tree got a little damaged. In retrospect, I should never have left it tied to the stabilizer stick so tightly, but live and learn! The squared-edge of the stick cut into the tender bark of the tree- it looks pretty rough up close (I'll share a link below to my blog where you can see the pix)!
And yet, if you look at the tree from a distance, although it's a bit lopsided, it looks pretty darn healthy and happy! Don't really see any signs of major stress on the leaves, either. Go figure.
So, my question is: should I just leave the tree alone, put something on the damaged bark to help it heal, or do something else? Maybe the stress isn't showing because the heat isn't that bad yet? I just don't know. Any advice?
Here's a link to some pix: