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A heavy branch on my plum tree has split, what can I do?

Our Advice:

If you can, prop up the branch with a stout stake and paint the wounds with a wound paint such as; Heal and Seal from Bayer or Medo from Vitax. After you pick the fruit remove any badly damaged branches. Trim back any split limbs and bad rips or tears in the bark and treat any cuts with more of the wound paint.

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Angle shades moth
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Box blight
Box tree caterpillar
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Chafer grubs
Coral spot
Cutworms
Earthworms
Earwigs
Eelworms (leaf & stem)
Eelworms (soil-borne)
Froghopper
Fuchsia gall mite
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Grey mould
Honey fungus
Leaf cutter bees
Leaf Rolling Caterpillars
Leaf spots - Fungal
Leatherjacket
Lily beetle
Mealy bugs
Mildew - Downy
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Millipedes
Pear midge
Phytophthora root rot
Rose Black spot
Rusts
Sawfly - Berberis
Sawfly - Gooseberry
Scale insects
Sciarid flies
Slugs
Snails
Sooty moulds
Thrips
Vine weevil
Whitefly
Wireworms
Woodlice
Woolly aphid

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