Saving ringbarked trees

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Subject: Saving ringbarked trees
From: "Terry Gould" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 10:31:13 +1030
I have seen a report (but I can't remember where) where a newly ringbarked tree was saved by transplanting strips of bark from near the ringbark into the ring. 
This was done by taking several strips of live bark  - of about 75mm to 100mm wide and of the height of the ringbark, from different positions on the tree close to the ring and located so to ensure that your new scars won't seriously disrupt the sap flow to the top of the tree.  Then trim the height of the peices to firmly fit them in the ringbark wound and bind with a tape around the tree.  I can't remember if the transplanted peices were treated with anything before they were placed into the ring.
Perhaps an enquiry to field naturalist groups might provide some more ideas.
Best wishes
Terry Gould
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