Oak sucker dressing

Asked January 12, 2019, 9:50 AM EST

It’s mid-January and I am going to cut suckers around the base of my oak trees(some of the suckers are 2+ inches in diameter). Do I need to seal the cuts, or will they naturally seal before they are at risk of oak wilt?

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1 Response

They should seal off naturally but if you are concerned you could spray the cut ends with an aerosol latex paint.