Separating Air Layer - Cut Paste or not?

FrankP999

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I have a trident maple I air -ayered earlier this year. The ball of spaghnum is full of new roots.
I want to separate it now and let it have a month or so before cold weather.

Do I need to use cut paste on the trunk where I severed it below the new roots?

Thanks

Frank
 

treebeard55

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I would, particularly since the cut paste I have contains some anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agents. Fungi can be a problem in my neck of the woods.
 

Ang3lfir3

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Rot won't be a problem since that area will be underneath the soil. as for fungal issues I can't see a reason why you would need it... the tree has calloused and set out new roots... the section of deadwood from where you seperated it is simply a remnant of the work you did airlayering it. Over the coming years you will want to remove as much of it as possible but I wouldn't waste cust paste on it.


Note: I don't use cutpaste at all on any tree.... so my opinion may be jaded by that... but from what I know of most traditional teaching I don't think it would be used in this case either way.
 
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