Column: Tree defects should be addressed early

12/7/2010 | Chillicothe Gazette (Ohio)

The best time to remove defects from trees is when they are young since young trees can heal faster, writes columnist Steve Boehme. Gardeners should watch for "bark-included crotch," a common problem wherein bark sprouts between the trunk and the tree limb. Removing defects is best done during the winter because it will not affect trees since they are dormant during this period, Boehme notes.

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