When a branch breaks

Forgive me. I don’t usually post negative stuff. But with the last storm breaking and downing so many trees and then bumping into this mess. for the love of trees I need to speak up. When a branch breaks off or is pruned off like the stump left behind dies and then this one, attracts parasites, fungus, molds and opportunists. For the health of the tree it needs to be cut almost but not quite flush with the main trunk and even better, sealed with a substance made for that. It may take time but everything attacking this stump will make it’s way to the main trunk and kill the tree. Think of the stump wound getting infected. SO many don’t understand. Notice very odd black ball growths at lower right. bizarre.

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