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  1. opusoculi liked dicky5ash's post in the thread Winter maintenance - dieback.

    Thanks.I don’t disagree with the purpose and I understand the concept of cutting down into good wood, I’m just concerned with multiple...

    Jan 20, 2022 at 3:45 AM
  2. opusoculi liked AlainK's post in the thread Japanese maples weathering an ice storm.

    Yes, parafilm is not easily available, but aluminium tape for plumbing for instance can be found in any DIY store. It is sometimes used...

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  3. opusoculi replied to the thread Winter maintenance - dieback.

    @Osoyoung i agree. @dicky5ash too. About grey heels. A heel will dry out or sometime turn black before turning grey. Blackening of the...

    Jan 18, 2022 at 4:24 PM
  4. opusoculi liked 0soyoung's post in the thread Winter maintenance - dieback.

    The point of cutting in good wood is to remove all diseased tissue. Pathogens also inhabit the area adjacent to where the cambium has...

    Jan 18, 2022 at 3:45 PM
  5. opusoculi liked dicky5ash's post in the thread Winter maintenance - dieback.

    I don’t cut down into good wood at this time of year, maybe I’m being overly cautious..I only cut into dead wood, then cut further down...

    Jan 18, 2022 at 3:41 PM
  6. opusoculi liked Acerholic's post in the thread Winter maintenance - dieback.

    I always cut down enough to remove dead or diseased and leave a small stub to allow for further die back and the remove this the...

    Jan 16, 2022 at 11:13 AM