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31/07/2014 at 20:48

Is there anything i can do to repair the damage to this camelia  it has been accidently damaged by someone and a big slice of the bark has come off.  

I feel if this isnt sorted, the shrub could

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become diseased or something....anyone got any ideas????

31/07/2014 at 21:00

Flower bird, I believe the RHS now advise against using any kind of wound paint on trees etc as it seems to retard the natural healing process.

I would remove that short stump just above it though - cut it almost flush.  That dead stub is an entry point for disease and should never be left.

31/07/2014 at 21:04

Ok will do bob...what does cut flush mean?

 

31/07/2014 at 21:12

That just means cut it right back to the trunk, so there is almost nothing sticking out.

31/07/2014 at 21:13

Thanks bob...

 

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