Cherry plant stem wound

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  1. Outgoing

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    I have a 3 years old cherry plant, about 2 metre tall.
    Just noticed there is a wound:
    https://imgur.com/3Df7pC5

    Wonder what can be done to fix it if any?
    Here in Australia is mid-winter.
     

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    A master of Bonsai from South Africa once told me, that any wounds or breaks in living trees can be fixed by applying white wood glue on the affected area. Which the tree will eventually dissolve in time, after it heals. As it's mostly starch, resin, and gum, (all natural extracts from other trees).
     
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    Oophhh…that is a deep wound. Just leave the trunk be. It will work on its own to protect the wound. Try to be a bit more diligent with protecting against high winds, weather issues . Place a surround ground safety zone around the planted trunk area using stones, bricks a couple feet around the tree to protect against more damage to the trunk. Then add a few inches of mulch around the trunk , but leave a space of 6-8” away from the trunk . This will help prevent damage from burrowing animals and insects while allowing air to the trunk area preventing rot to the bark.

    Sometimes even 3-4 stakes around the base of the tree about 2 feet out and around the trunk then wrap with chicken wire around the stakes will protect the young tree from deer and other munching critters.

     
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    We don't small animals around but birds. I guess that's what the birds had done.
     



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    I can't promise that it is canker. It's my thought, though.

    I have had it on main stem and I left it alone. It does't always kill the tree.
     
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    Sure...I think your suggestion was correct...it looks like canker.
    I will try to wrap it with cling wrap and tape to protect it hope it helps.
     

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