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Inspired by this cultural management technique adopted by Arborists in the US we've undertaken a crude field trial to arrest an infection of bleeding canker on Horse chestnut.

 

We shall watch developments with interest......

 

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Good on you for experimenting David. Can you explain the thought/hopes behind this treatment?

 

Look forward to reading some follow up posts about this...

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Good on you for experimenting David. Can you explain the thought/hopes behind this treatment?

 

Look forward to reading some follow up posts about this...

 

I see another Arb Magazine article:biggrin:

 

I think Guy has some research on this (which he may have sent me at one point)

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Good on you for experimenting David. Can you explain the thought/hopes behind this treatment?

 

Look forward to reading some follow up posts about this...

 

Cheers Paul, we'll update over the next few weeks and into next years new growth period as well.

 

Bacteria is hopefully sterilized by the heat, the localised infection should cease and the tree will (again hopefully) start to callous over.

 

I think Guy has some research on this (which he may have sent me at one point)

 

Yes Gary, this has been inspired by Treeseers video & article examples, which I believe originally stemmed from orchard management of cankers in New Zealand :thumbup1:

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, David Humphries said:

Five years on.......

 


 

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Thanks for following up on this David, I've looked at the original post a few times when considering similar options and wondered how things had gone.

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50 minutes ago, Gary Prentice said:

Thanks for following up on this David, I've looked at the original post a few times when considering similar options and wondered how things had gone.

Thought you’d find it of interest. 🙂 I’ll pop back later in the year to see if there are any localised bleeds. 

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3 minutes ago, David Humphries said:

Thought you’d find it of interest.

 

Definitely David.

 

Looking at Horse chestnut in and around Manchester these last couple of years has been 'interesting'. Plenty suffering with leaf miner and Guidnardia (SP?) but many/most with 'healing' wounds of Pseudomonas

 

Makes you wonder how many trees were removed preemptively without at least trying an alternative. 

 

Still the more resources like this the better, gives the mere mortal arb something to discuss, an option to try, rather than to bear the cost of felling as well as all the other environmental tree benefits associated.

 

Clients like two things, saving money and pictures to explain the point simply :D

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