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Tree Trunk "Sealing"?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 90blzr, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    Okay, there is this big arse olive tree in the back yard. Cool tree, but around the trunk, it is sprouting up all of these new limbs. I just cut them all off two months ago and they are back. its a PAIN in the arse to do. Wasted a half a day before going round with clippers. Not as bad now, but within a month or two it will be ALOT worse.
    My question is...do they make some kind of 'sealer' to seal the trunk from sprouting out the sides?
    Here is a pic of what I am talking about:
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/230240062/310352836yseNvD

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/230240062/310354016LmtZCP

    Thanks!
     
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    go buy some roofing cement... the black stuff. Home Depot has it in 1 gallon to 5 gallon buckets. Cut the branch, paint it with the cement, and it will stop any new growth.
     
  3. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    Henry's?
    Are you serious or making a joke? :laugh: :confused:

    Is there anyway to go about it without making the tree a mess of tar and black? :grin:

    Thanks!
     
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    Here's the only 2 things you need to solve any tree problem on your property:

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    and
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    :D
     
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    The correct way to solve a tree problem:

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    Roofing paint/tar will work too though...

    (I just wanted to post an explosion picture)
     
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    We already used those two things on my neighbors yard :grin: Although...it wasnt a truck..it was a tractory...close enough :grin: Went from a 50ft tall tree to a nice place to set a beer while doing yard work :grin:

    The tree is pretty cool...give good shade to the house, etc. I am just tired of trimming these damn new limbs!!
     
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    Now that's a nice, ka-pow!!! :waytogo: :waytogo:

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    Explosion pics are ALWAYS cool :cool1: But I'll end up having a black tar tree by the time I cover all of those little limbs. Not to mention my niece will be a tar pit by the time she is done climbing on it :crazy:

    Do they make anything FOR this? transparent maybe...that DRIES?
    Thanks :thumb:
     
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    Ill email one of my professors and see what he says... :grin:
     
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    SWEET!! Thanks!! They have it about 20miles from me....guess I'll give them a call!
    Thanks man!
     
  12. 90blzr

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    DANG!!! $32 :crazy:
     
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    Im the horticulture major here Chris.... :p: :p: :p: :p:
     
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    Call a nursery, tell them your problem, im shure they will have some ideas
     
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    cheap alternative...

    There is special stuff available,but its pricey--I've seen tree guys use Aluminum Mobile Home Roof Coating over cut branches and trunks to prevent rot and new growth--it dries hard,stays flexible,but does not stay gooey like black asphalt roof coating--roof cement will harden on the surface some too,and not stay sticky,but will be gooey underneath....not good if you have kids! :crazy:
     
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    you dont want to wrap it or paint it with anything that isnt breathable. trees will rot, and then there is the possibility of insect infestation. keep cutting them off, and gut the thicker ones on a slant so water wont pool up on the hardwood and rot it.
     

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