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Product Description

Tree care for tree wounds, tree pruning, tree damage, tree trimming and tree repair ~ start with Tree Bandage.

A unique solution completely different from those traditionally used to treat trees with damaged limbs or trunks.

Non-toxic, non-hazardous with zero VOC and will not harm the tree or bush. A silicate in water that penetrates into the wound and provides a permanent seal. Forms a glassious covering that actually becomes part of the tree, sealing the tree or bush with a relatively impermeable material.

Allows calluses to form over the wounded area. The bandage will begin forming within minutes of application.   Complete bandage hardness is usually accomplished within a week of the application.   Has been in field tests for over 10 years.

Major Pruning Wounds

Below is a picture of 150 year old oak trees that were trimmed in 2001. The second picture is an untreated wound that has partially callused. The third picture is a large cut wound that was immediately treated with Tree Bandage and is now fully callused.

Easy Application

l Must be used straight from the container with no mixing or dilution. Shake well.

l   Should be applied immediately after trimming or pruning.

l Can also be applied to old wounded surfaces,

l Is usually applied using a brush. However, for treating very large areas or bushes, a garden sprayer is suggested to increase application efficiency.

l Two or three applications are sometimes required to fully cover the wound area.

l Can be sprayed over the entire plant if necessary to achieve proper coverage and cannot harm any plants including your lawn.

l Coverage is 100 sq. ft. per gallon per coat.

 

Temperature Considerations
 
Tree Bandage is a water-based, non-toxic solution.  As such, it is best used in temperatures above freezing. It is recommended that Tree Bandage not be applied when tree surface temperatures are below 20 degrees F.

 

Spray application to trimmed bush.

Brush application to pruned tree.

 

Special Severe Wounds

It is vital to treat all wounds and cuttings as soon as possible.  In the case of severe wounds, be sure to saturate the
surface with Tree Bandage.  Continue applications until it will no longer soak in after 15 minutes.

In the Summer of 1994, several beavers attacked a 100 year old, 75 foot high Hemlock tree.  They ate about 4 inches
into the tree, stripping off 80% of both the outer and inner bark around the base of the trunk.

Within less than 48 hours of this damage event, the tree was treated with 3 saturating applications of Tree Bandage.

On October 29, 2009, fifteen years after the damage event, a few lower dead branches (photo #1) were removed to
allow for close-up photography of the tree.  Immediately following removal of the dead lower branches, those cuts
were treated with 3 applications of Tree Bandage.  Some brown-colored runoff from those newly sprayed areas can
be seen in the photos presented here.

Some photos use an 18 inch ruler for perspective.  All photos were taken between October 29, 2009 and November 2, 2009.

The circumference of the tree was measured from the midpoint of damage as measured vertically.  Maximum
vertical damage was 24 inches (photo #2 shows varying vertical damage using the 18 inch ruler for perspective).  Circumference measured 71 inches and was not adjusted for approximately 4 inches of outer and inner bark
removed by beaver damage, as shown in photos #3 and #4.

Damage resulted in complete removal of the phloem all the way down to the cambial zone. Damage measured 57
inches in circumference or 80% (57/71=80%) of the tree, much of which is shown in photo #5.  Of the damaged
section, 13 inches or 23% (13/57=23%) has successfully callused to date; the left and right calluses measure 7
inches (photo #6) and 6 inches, respectively, in width (photos #7 and #8).

Despite the enormity of the damage, treatment with Tree Bandage resulted in a healthy and vibrant hemlock
specimen today.  Photo #9 shows the tree with evidence of trunk damage. Photo#10 shows the entire tree with
full branches and a beautiful natural canopy.

 

Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6
Photo 7 Photo 8 Photo 9
   
  Photo 10  
   

Extreme Bush Pruning

Normally when bushes are pruned nothing needs to be done to treat the resulting wounds.  The plants are able to 
compartmentalize the affected areas and callus over them.  However, in the following two cases, the bushes were 
severely damaged by winter ice.  As a result, they had to be severely cut back, meaning that more than 50% of the 
bush had to be removed in order to reshape them.  
 
In those cases, the bushes were sprayed with Tree Bandage.
 
Rhododendron Bush (planted circa 1970) 
 

Photo 1

Photo 2

Photo 3

 

 

   
 

Photo 4

   
First photo taken March 27, 2010, shows it prior to trimming.  The problem was that the middle of the bush 
had been crushed by huge icicles.  The bush needed to be reduced in size by about 75%. 
 
The second photo shows the bush after trimming and it is being sprayed with Tree Bandage.
 
The third photo taken May 16, 2010, show the progress of the re-growth of the bush.  
 
As shown in the fourth photo taken June 12, 2011, the bush has regrown  
to approximately its original size.

 
Hydrangea Bush (was about 20 feet high and was planted in 1925)
Several of the hydrangea bushes were severely damaged by winter ice in 2010.
As a result, they had to be trimmed using a power saw.
 
The first and second photos were
taken March 20, 2010, and show the damage and the application of
Tree Bandage to the trimmed bush.

 

 



The third photo (May, 2010) shows initial spouting.  The forth and fifth photo (August, 2010) shows full recovery of the bush.

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1 Wickmoor Drive

P.O.  Box 59

Farmington, PA 15437-0059

Telephone:  724-329-8310 

FAX:  724-329-5547

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