Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Damage from IKE

This evening I found a major branch from my powderpuff tree broken off by the wind gusts of hurricane IKE. We had wind gust all day of 30 to 40 miles per hour.

I hope I don’t loose the tree; the cut is major and too close to the base of the tree.
Any idea how I should treat this break?


Wicked Gardener said...

Ohhh - I don't know. Would it grow back together if you wrapped it like you would with a graft? I'm hopping the best for you!

Anonymous said...

I can't advise on how to fix it, though I'm thinking along the same lines as Wicked... in wrapping it like a graft. I do hope you don't lose the tree...it's lovely.

Green thumb said...

This is bad...I too lost my Mussaenda in a storm few days back. Well, I also think that you should wrap and tie the branch like a graft. All the Best.

Jan said...

What a shame that happened to your tree. I lost a big part of my Crybaby tree to Gustav, so I know how disappointing it is to lose a major branch. I hope it survives.

Always Growing

Jeanette said...

hi Rusty,,
We have a few garden shows on telly here and in the midst of winter they showed a tree with damage simlar to yours. They had a sarp knife carefully trimmed (shaved)the dryed out area on both branches then used wound plenty of budding . grafting tape to hold together securely . hope this helps.. and you can save the tree.