Split in trunk of small grafted maple

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Samara, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Samara

    Samara Active Member Maple Society

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    When checking out my maple collection once the snow had melted, I discovered that the trunk of my Acer palmatum "Sekimori" has a small split where it branches into a Y. It's a 3 or 4-year-old graft, about a foot tall, and the split is about 1/3 inch long. Should I wrap it with something to hold it together and to keep the split from spreading? I'm eager for advice.
     
  2. patdero1

    patdero1 Active Member Maple Society

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    When a tree is that young I think it is better to prune it off. If you wrap it up you will run the risk the tree will have a weak spot.
    Pat
     
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    patdero1 Active Member Maple Society

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    I have three young kids. I don't know what's worse, snow or all the ball and toys that fly around my yard.
     

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