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vnomonee

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Prague bark damage, sun scald?
« on: June 10, 2023, 07:31:33 PM »
My Prague graft on Taitri really took off. The bark damage from the winter is very evident now. I believe it's sun burn. Should I paint the damaged side or will it eventually heal over? The backside of the main stem is healthy green.












The taitri, even the bare branches does not show this type of damage
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Re: Prague bark damage, sun scald?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2023, 02:02:13 PM »
Diluted latex with water. Better than nothing I suppose lol



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Re: Prague bark damage, sun scald?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2023, 10:00:24 AM »
It would be worth a try. In fact I wonder if painting / spraying the branches with a white wash of some kind as soon as winter set in and the leaves dropped if that would forestall some of the subsequent bark splitting.  But also after the branches split,  would the paint - sealer stretch to provide a seal over the wounds and prevent pathogens for entering the spit and killing the branches? I had a lot of limb loss due to splitting as well.

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Re: Prague bark damage, sun scald?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2023, 01:54:57 PM »
I'll definitely keep up with it and report. This type of damage also happens to my poncirus+ but not standard poncirus. They are in different parts of the yard. I'm surprised that the Prague leafed out and made branches with this amount of damage

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Re: Prague bark damage, sun scald?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2023, 03:10:42 PM »
 Diluted latex with water sounds like a great idea.  I am going to try it too.  Will paint the bottom few inches of some trees which have lost all bark from the winter events, will try bridge grafting and inarching.
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