Broken branch

TonysTrees

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What do you guys and gals use to repair a broken branch during the bending process? I've seen
"bonsai bond" advertised for sale but am unwilling to pay $14.00 plus shipping costs. Here in
eastern Kentucky there is nothing available for the bonsai hobby. Everthing I need I have to buy
online and pay shipping costs. Can I use "super glue" or the like? Or "gorilla glue"?

Any info greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time.

TonysTrees
Tony Waggoner
 

Roberts

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I have used the Gorilla glue with good results. i tends to
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expand, so keep that in mind and they make a clear otherwise it has a yellowish cast to it.

Robert
 

cubbie

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i wrap the broken branch with that green gardening tape. kind of like an ace bandage!
 

Bill S

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If you bundle it up as suggested with tape or super glue etc. you may get it to heal up the area that was damaged.
 

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This sounds a little off the wall, but I use DOC FARWELL"S SEAL & HEAL. This product sticks to moist bark and fresh green cuts or injured limbs. Under most conditions dries in 30 minutes to form a long lasting, water resistant, elastic coating that stretches with new growth. Its lite green in color and you can apply any time of the year. The really neat thing about this stuff is that you can add water based coloring to it to match the bark. Cleans up with water and if you get on your cloths it comes right off in the washing machine. It’s almost like Elmer’s glue, but its better. Cool stuff, been using it for years. One bottle will last years and doesn't spoil. Look at your local nursery and ask if you can get it. If not I can help you get some...
 

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ghues

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Hey Tony,
It looks like you have been given a lot of ideas. When this happened to me recently (a small branch which didn't break off, just one side broke away), I just reached for carpenters wood glue and while holding it in place I wrapped with a twist tie then wrapped it again with a strip of inner tube.
Worked like a charm.
Gman
 
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