Tree bark damage
I have a crab apple tree (Profusion) that has bark damage and only noticed when I saw a green woodpecker at the damaged site trying to get at the insects. I was wondering what I could do? (This may appear barmy, but it makes some sense to me!) I have some stockholm tar which I was going to use to fill the damage then cover it with gaffer tape, this would stop water getting into the site and also the bugs. The damage is two thirds down the tree and 6" long by 1" wide. Suggestions please other than chopping it down.
- 24 Jul, 2008