Safely Remove Tree Damage

Last weekend’s heavy winds brought down a number of limbs across the region. Even though now is not the usual time to prune trees, State Floriculture Specialist Dave Trinklein says it’s fine to remove damaged limbs, but you need to do so safely.

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Trinklein said experts no longer recommend putting wound dressing on cut limbs, and to instead let the tree heal itself.