I girdled my plum. I had several plums in a very large pot that were grafted. I missed taking rubberband off and now a couple are girdled pretty good. They really grew good too, I’m really upset at myself for letting this happen. What are the chances they will grow out of it?
I had a branch girdled on two different apricot trees and during the course of half of a summer I had forgotten to remove some strings that were bending the branches. I removed them and the next day the branches had fallen off of the tree where it was girdled, as smoothly as if I had cut them with pliers.
They might well grow out of it. Even a picture won’t allow an educated guess. I’d stake them for support and see what they do. If they don’t decline next yr you should be good to go.
Ouch. The first pic looks rough, a bit. I see some live buds below the girdling, which is a good thing.
I can’t tell much from the second pic.
This spring I had a plum on peach roots which was girdled almost all the way around from voles, about a quarter of the bark left. It healed a bunch this summer.
That’s a diet not a girdle. I think it will grow fine next yr.