poplar tree has a bark crack, what should I do for the tree?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If you're in a pinch, you can paint the crack with clear varnish, or even elmer's glue. This will help seal it and prevent insects and diseases. Or you could go to your local home and garden center and ask for a tree pruning sealer. Best wishes.

  • 1 decade ago

    If it is a very large crack, I would have the tree cut down. Poplars are very fast growers and have very weak wood because of it.

    If a storm comes through, it could cause the tree crack even more and eventually break where the crack started. Not good if the tree is close to your home.

    Contact an ISA certified arborist to check out the tree for you. They can recommend if the tree should be cut down and provide you with other options for replanting!

    Source(s): Doctor of Plant Medicine
  • 1 decade ago

    Poplars are notoriuosly bad healers (they don't compartmentalize)

    Just water and fetilize as you normally would and try not to expose it to further stress

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