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Re: 100yr old ash tree struck by car

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Posted by Patria / PR on January 29, 2003 at 19:31:24 from (

In Reply to: 100yr old ash tree struck by car posted by Bob on January 29, 2003 at 09:21:08:

Had a similar problem with a huge ficus when hurricane George hit ground here. It lost big portions of the bark. Did some research because I didn't want to get rid of the tree. Somebody adviced to check for loose bark and remove it from around the hole frequently to keep it from softening and slough off, and to expose live tissue to sun and air. It's also recomended to spray the area with a fungicide. We don't have cold weather problems but exesive moisture and extreme cold tempetures could further damage the tree. You should check for wrappings, which is in a matter of speaking, a blanket. We use a very light one made of thinly shredded mix of bark and oasis foam. It should be take off when the danger of frost is over, or in our case, heavy rains.

It would be a good idea, like somebody said to check with your agricultural deparment.

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