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. Tree Farmer Alert
  Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Colorado Tree Farmers are a network of land- owners that share forestry resources.

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Question: After pruning the remains of branches broken during the recent snow storm, should I using pruning tar to seal the wounds?

Althought the practice of coating tree wounds has been discouraged for some years, the question still comes up. You may have noted in bulletin # 613 linked in our last alert, http://www.treefarmer.com/images/613.pdf , the coating of tree wounds is discouraged. "Generally, leave pruning cuts dry and untreated."

Here is another link with a little more background information: The Truth About Garden Remedies by Jeff Gillman




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Landowners who attend one of our tours in 2009 will receive the Colorado Tree Farmer's forest management manual, "Saving Your Forest". Currently certified Tree Farmers can get a manual by bringing a neighbor or friend to one of our tours.