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Ginkgo Pruning and Wound Closure

Ginkgos are famously non-closing after they have giant wounds. This tree’s improvement required a giant wound, along with an annual trim.


A younger ginkgo with a missed fall pruning.


As a result of these will likely be wired once more it’s not essential to make each reduce so a bud is going through out. Additionally I feel it’s extra attention-grabbing if some shoots jog on ginkgo. The attention-grabbing non-wired actions are from a mix of leaving inward- and outward-facing buds.


My favourite photograph right here. This one caught the severed nub because it was flying off to its new life on the ground.


Right here’s our drawback space, the positioning the place we modified leaders a number of years in the past. This left giant stubs. This space will want excavation and can create a big wound.


Utilizing a ball cutters to excavate.


A small ball cutter begins a polish of the realm. Featured right here is Carmen Leskoviansky. For many who don’t know her, she’s been my apprentice for 1.5 years and lives on the studio property along with her household, befriends the crows, and retains my enterprise from dismantling on the seams.


Smoothing out the tough cuts made by the small ball cutter with a knife. So that is now our third instrument on this space. If we’d began with a knife we’d nonetheless be at it.


Profile of the big wound with a slight concavity.


Prepped for sealant. With difficult-to-close species making that reduce as easy as doable helps the woundwood creep over it.


Overlaying with latex sealant all the best way to the bark.


I don’t like selling merchandise however I’ve not discovered many sealants that really assist shut wounds. This one brings sturdy wound closure on crops that shut slowly, if in any respect—resembling ginkgo and quince. That is liquid ‘kirikuchi’ sealant.

One potential entrance for this younger plant. This has the wound displaying, and if we will’t shut it or disguise it (it’s younger plant with a number of improvement forward, would possibly occur) then the subsequent entrance choice could be higher.

Second choice for a entrance. Each of those choices present the a number of trunks coming from the bottom, however this one doesn’t present the big reduce.



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