Damage of Bark and Wood

The bark as the outermost layer serves to protect the tree and the underlying growth layer called Cambium. Through various environmental processes these layers can be damaged. Pressure damage caused by a car accident is sufficient to permanently harm the tree. The tree can overcome smaller injuries of the bark itself by means of its resin. However, at a certain degree of damage the wound treatment by an arborist is needed promptly. With immediate treatment the tree has the chance to regenerate instead of suffering further, which could ultimately cause branches, or even the tree, to die. As a consequence of storms branches are often damaged to a level where we have to cut them back in order to rescue the tree. This wound treatment is an important aspect of our work and has to be performed by trained personnel so damages are not overlooked and the healing of the tree is supported at the best.

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