Left with massive wound on the trunk

White latex probably wouldn’t hurt it. In horticulture, research tends to be inadequate to be definitive. With the trillions spent on human medicine and research, just a single species, research based guidelines change all the time and don’t apply to all human beings in the same way.

Excess heat might be more of a problem for some species than others. All Shigo worked with were two tree species, as I recall. I used to know what they were.

Alrighty, sounds like what needs to happen is pretty much nothing. Let mother nature do her thing after cleaning up the wound. I have some IV Organic 3-in-1 Plant Guard left I might apply in a few day, if I do anything at all that is. I’ll give it some extra food for good measure as @Hillbillyhort suggested since I’m about to apply compost and feed all trees anyway in the next week or so.

Thanks for the guidance.

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