How to repair a tree

13 December 2023

The most common damage to trees in home landscaping tends to be from cars hitting the lower parts of trees and trucks hitting higher on the trunk and the undersides of major limbs. Trees don’t heal as we do; when they are injured, the wood on the outside of the wound can only creep in year by year until it closes over. This is called compartmentalization of decay in trees, or CODIT.

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