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Homemade Prunning Sealer?

Discussion in 'Diseases & Pests' started by injunjoe, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Nov 1, 2009
    injunjoe

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    I have a huge Grapefruit tree that is at the point of prune it or lose it. It is about 30 feet tall. A nice Ruby Red, it tastes like someone cut it open and put sugar in it then closed it back up. A cup of juice form each of them!

    But I need to paint on something or the bugs will move in on the cuts.

    Anyone know of a concoction I can make for this?

    Thank you.

    Joe
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    This is what P. Allen Smith says:

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    One person an a forum uses Elmer's Glue because when it has fulfilled its need it can be just washed off with water.

    Another person uses petroleum jelly on conifers.

    Finally I found this comment:
    Ron :bouquet
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    injunjoe

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    Thanks Ron.
    So a good ole' fashion proper cut is all I need?

    Joe
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    injunjoe

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    Thank you for that link, very informative!

    As I read it the oil is to keep the tree from losing sap.
    My Grapefruit don't leak as such.

    But the info is very interesting!
    I knew linseed oil was useful I did not know just how much so!

    Joe
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    Thank you again!

    That is cool, I am using a Ridgid Sawsall to prune the tree with!

    How ironic is that?

    Joe

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