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Definition of wound paint

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Definition as written by talinum:

A specialized paint that is applied to a cut surface of a plant after pruning. Also known as wound dressing. Wound paints are no longer recommended as they rarely help and can harm a tree.

Wound paint can be used on oak trees where oak wilt is a problem. It can also be used for aesthetic reasons when large cuts have been made. Some wound treatments may help supress suckers and water sprouts


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