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Repairing a torn trunk.

Has one of your fuchsias

an accident, where one

twig or strain strongly tears?

No need, there is still salvation


Most of you agree happened that there is a branch or even a whole

crown of the trunk is torn after one

heavy rain. Or that in a lot of wind the

bamboo stick snapped at the ground

because it was rotten. If the branch or trunk is not completely torn off,

there is still salvation possible.

I ever once have a standerd

4 years old, of which the tribe is for

three-quarters was torn over one

length of 6 cm, can still save.

The tree was broken in May and

the same year was still excellent.

The rescue method is as follows.

Do not try to re-enter the trunk

to reset the original position,

because then the weight becomes too heavy for the crack, but try him

careful to lift something. Then put

a flowerpot or bucket on the head below the tribe. Then the crown pruned until there is one leaf pair of the young wood still standing. This makes the juice flow from the limited. If you do not do this, you will see the leaves fall off the plant and there just need some leaves on the plant stay tuned for the juice flow to keep, because that is necessary for the healing process.

Now there is a new stick at the

planted, but so that the stick on

about 10 cm away from the bottom

from the trunk goes into the ground.

Then the crown becomes cautious

raised and fastened at the top

from the stick and so that there

no pressure on the torn part

comes up. If necessary, turn on the other side of the first stick an another

Author: Hans van Aspert

stick with the plant, also at 10cm distance from the tribe.

If it's okay, the torn now share again; the crown should certainly not go down

bags. If this is not the case, try the

sticks what to resist the torn parts are against each other, but please note that the damage does not continue to tear.

Now the whole wound is beginning

about 5 cm below the wound, wrapped

with teflon tape (this uses the plumber for couplings of water and gas pipes with it) to 5 cm above the wound.

This must be done as tightly as possible

because the wound must be complete

connect. With heavy strains it is

advisable to still have a splint. Bring them on and secure it with Teflon tape

With a torn off branch you go on the same way to work, with the difference that the branch is hung on another branch. Do not forget to prune this branch back on a leaf pair of the young wood.

Is the branch ripped at the stem begin then with the wrapping of the trunk

and then work towards the wound until

the whole is sealed. The seal must be such that there is no air at the wound can come to dehydration of the prevent wound. Finally, spray it

entirely now once or twice in with a fungicide.

The tape should be about a year or one

growing season. Like the time

has come to remove the tape,

do this as follows.

First remove the splint

cut the tape with a razor blade

or sharp knife.

Then the tape of the wound on two sides

cut from top to bottom.

Leave the tape, it usually falls

automatically off the wound.

If this is after about a month yet it is not

case, you must still do the

remove tape.

Now put a new stick tightly against

the trunk and the branch. Leave the suspension

of the branch for some years

because the first two years remain

a weak point.

PS: do not forget to inspect the wound

and remove the tape if necessary,

otherwise the tape will be in the wound

grow up. Removal is then almost

no longer possible, with the result that

the plant will stay thinner on this spot

than the rest of the stem or branch.