Pulpy material in side branch

kelphisJune 5, 2007

A storm recently broke a branch on a tree in my front yard. while cleaning it up i noticed that the base of where the branch broke had a pulpy center that was very moist. it didnt look to much like termites had done it. I could literally reach in and pull fist fulls of this stuff out. I dont know if it was rot or what but is definatly was the reason that the branch broke. what is this and what causes it and what can I do to fix it.

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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

It's rot from a wound which occurred years ago.

Leave it be. Don't clean it out, don't fill it, and don't try to seal it.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2007 at 4:13PM
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myersphcf(z6a IL)

Jean....Just out of curiosity and if I ever experience the same problem why do you say that ..??? just curious since I have never had the problem and would like to know the reasoning behimd you advice ...Thanks ..David

    Bookmark   June 5, 2007 at 6:18PM
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kelphis

thanks for the advice. i feel a little better, i thought that it would be something worse like a parasite or something.

since the branch broke at the point where the rot was and now its just a broken branch should I saw it back a little bit to completely remove the branch at the crotch. that would get rid of all the rot. Or will it eventually heal and go away?

    Bookmark   June 6, 2007 at 5:17PM
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