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Irakleousm

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Carambola tree - hanged to death?
« on: May 19, 2019, 04:08:10 PM »
So, yeah.
I bought that tree from a local nursery today, brought it home, put it in a nice little hole, in a nice little wind protected spot in my yard.
And then, I noticed this:




So pissed off with myself. And the nursery guys. How could I not seen that when I was picking it?

Anyway, i did use a very sharp clean knife to cut the string off and remove it completely, without avoiding some  cuts on the trunk.
Anyone knows if those trees recover easily, or should i consider it a lost case?
I did cover the wound. Good idea or bad idea?

Why, oh why have i not seen that in the first place?

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Re: Carambola tree - hanged to death?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 04:11:35 PM »
Maybe some bridge grafting would fix the problem.
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Re: Carambola tree - hanged to death?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 04:14:40 PM »
Let it grow, it will heal itself, not a big problem.

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Re: Carambola tree - hanged to death?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 04:23:34 PM »
Bridge grafting, i just looked it up, it looks like a good aproach. Problem is, I've never done it!
I think I will let it settle for a few weeks and see what happens. If it does start looking worse I will give it a shot.

Thanks guys.

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Re: Carambola tree - hanged to death?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 07:39:45 PM »
Let it grow, it will heal itself, not a big problem.
I agree it will heal and be no problem. Carambola grows fast and is very vigorous.

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Re: Carambola tree - hanged to death?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2019, 09:08:17 PM »
I hope it heals itself and brings you more satisfaction than a normal tree ,because you saved it.

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Re: Carambola tree - hanged to death?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2019, 11:30:52 PM »
+1

Let it grow, it will heal itself, not a big problem.
I agree it will heal and be no problem. Carambola grows fast and is very vigorous.
Jeff  :-)

 

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