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How to help heal a Leyland Cypress with scraped bark.

 
Laurent Voulzy
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I damaged a 7' cypress and would like to know if I need to do anything to help it heal.
I read that the latest trend is to do nothing and let the tree heal itself. However there is a strong south wind where the wound is and temperature is dropping below 40F.
Here is a photo of the damage.
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Michelle Bisson
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I probably would not do anything, but I would start to plan for the succession of this tree by planting another tree.  It is possible that the tree will heal and last many years, but it might always be susceptible to disease and decay, so if you plant it's replacement, when it is time to cut this one down, the replacement is well established.

 
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