Thoughts on creocoat as canker prevent?

Hi guys,

I’ve been going through the William Seabrook orcharding videos on youtube, and found an interesting where he uses a chain saw to cut out major bacterial canker on a 9-year plum, and then covers it with creocoat. His logic is creocoat is used to “preserve” wood rather than act as a waterproof seal like glue.

It makes sense to me but then again, I’ve never been good at science!

Does anyone else have a strong opinion either way?

I’m in the rainy PNW and would like to do a couple major limb cuts on my plum trees this spring, ideally without inviting bacterial canker into the tree. I know summer is a good time to do smaller cuts, I’m just worried about taking off 1/4 of the tree in July.


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