I have a peach tree that was weighted down with fruit this summer, so much so that the branch split. The split is beyond repair, and I'm now chiefly concerned with the health of the tree.
I cut the branch off (with a chainsaw) a healthy distance from the trunk, where one would ordinarily prune it, but now what should I do, if anything to the remaining branch that is still split?
Does anyone suggest:
- gluing the split back to the trunk
- using a fastener, such as a screw
- not attempting to re-attach the wood but covering the "wound" with something
I like to think nature is resilient, but this is right on the trunk, and nature is resilient enough to plant another peach tree -- something I would rather not do if I want to keep getting amazing peaches.
-- Edit 10/7/2015 --
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