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Pulpy material in side branch

Posted by kelphis Texas (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 5, 07 at 14:01

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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RE: Pulpy material in side branch

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 5, 07 at 16:13

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.

RE: Pulpy material in side branch

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

RE: Pulpy material in side branch

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?

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