Approximately 18 months ago, a utility company had our 45 year old Twin Maples trees pruned away from power lines. When we observed the first tree being severely cut back, we told the workmen to stop. The second tree was then cut back less severely under our supervision. After 18 months the first tree showed deterioration and the second is luxurious as the first used to be before the cut back. Shouldn't the tree crew have used a sealant on the cut branches to avoid deterioration?

We do not use sealant any more as of about a decade ago. The reason that we don't use it, is that it hinders the trees ability to form what is called Callus Tissue over the injury. The best way to make certain that your trees are not severely pruned by utility companies is to have an Arborist inspect. Click here to make an appointment.

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