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Forum topic by Don Broussard posted 10-31-2014 02:54 AM 783 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Broussard

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10-31-2014 02:54 AM

Can Anchor Seal be used to seal the wound on a live tree? I need to trim some branches on my persimmon tree once it’s dormant in the next couple of weeks, and I don’t want to leave live tree parts exposed to weather and insects.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!


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gfadvm

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#1 posted 11-01-2014 01:00 AM

I use that roofing tar from HD in the 1 gal can on live cut edges. Seems to work well to keep the bugs out and prevent rotting. You may have seen that huge oak East of my house missing a lot of big branches and part of the main trunk? Used the black tar on all the cuts 5 years ago. Put a thick coat on.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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mahdee

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#2 posted 11-01-2014 01:09 AM

I am with gfadvm.. roofing tar is the best stuff to prevent insect and rot damage. It gives the tree a chance to heal itself while preventing bugs from doing further damage.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Don Broussard

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#3 posted 11-01-2014 01:54 AM

Thanks, Andy and mrjinx. Maybe I can pick up some roofing tar from a local roofing company left over from a recent job, or just buy a small quantity from a local blue or orange big box store.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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gwilki

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#4 posted 11-01-2014 02:04 AM

I’ve used anchor seal on cherry and boxwoods. I haven’t killed any of them yet.

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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Don Broussard

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#5 posted 11-01-2014 02:05 AM

Thanks for sharing that experience, Grant. If I had some Anchor Seal in the shop, I’d just run out and read the label!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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