Tree Wound Repair

How to repair a tree
with damaged bark,
and rot.

Tree Repair

Applying Tree Wound
Dressing Instructions

Mountain Ash

Damaged Tree
Bark Repair

It is important to repair
damaged bark on a tree
to prevent tree disease,
rot, and insect infestation.

To repair the damaged area,
remove all the loose and
rotted material.

Use a sharp wood chisel
and gently lift away the
loose material.
Do not cut into the healthy
alive wood.

Use a wire brush to remove
the fine loose material,
finish up with a straw brush
or broom.

Apply the asphalt tree wound
dressing thinly and evenly.
Work the paste in with a
putty knife, or narrow flat

Let it dry a couple days
and see how much the
paste shrinks.
If necessary apply a
second coat.

Never use a regular spray
paint to cover a tree
wound, as this may kill
the tree.

After repair


Pound a couple fertilizer
sticks into the ground
around the tree out from
the trunk, as far as the
branches reach out.
This will help strengthen,
and help the tree to

Tree in Fall


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