tree repairs

fons jaspers asked 12 years ago

My small-type weeping willow, fully grown now, was torn apart under its two forking stems three years ago. I tied the two parts together and it is surviving well. I also nailed two metal strips over the joint, and the bark starts to grow over them now. Should I remove (with some damage) and replace the strips? Thanks, and regards.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
An unusual tree repair and a difficult thing to succeed with as the tree remains under stress and can fracture again.

Leave the support be and, with a good deal of luck, it might hold for the future.