|All fixed up - still green|
We had downed branches throughout the neighborhood. No tornado actually touched down and all things considered, I thought we came through pretty unscathed....but then I noticed the lowest branch of my front Maple tree touching the ground.
I inspected the wound and realized that when I pressed it back together, it made a nice tight seal.
So I got out the duct tape - gaffer tape to be exact (it's what I had on hand, plus it will come off better when the wound heals.) And I taped that baby up!
Then I made a sling with some yarn to help support some of the branch weight.
This will be my 4th or 5th plant I have healed with tape. I've healed blueberries, squash, onions, flowers, and now a Maple tree.
Will the wound heal? Time will tell, but it's been a few weeks and all the leaves on the branch are still green and alive. The branch had been severed down to a thin sliver of bark. But it looked like a perfect grafting slice to me and I thought - "hey, if you can graft plants on to each other this way, I can sure as heck graft it's own branch back on!"
I will update as the years go by....