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Old 10-14-2009, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Windstorm passed through Bakersfield yesterday. Is this hopeless, or is it salvageable? Thanks,
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cut it at the bend and it should be fine.
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100%
Cut just below the bend...
And maybe move the plant in case another wind storm rolls through
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Try a splint first. I have received plants bent like that staked them and they did fine.
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Cut it off below the fold.
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I would try a splint as well. I had some Orinoco's that I put in the ground that had similar damage and I used bamboo on either side to hold it up and new leaves grew and after a few new leaves it was standing up much better. I had one I cut as well and it started growing new leaves after a while as well. You would be fine going either way. If the splint works on your plant it may recover faster. I planted 8 Orinoco's and another one that was bent over just grew through the middle but split stem and grew a little to the side...

So ya definitely salvageable....
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Want them all... and everyone else ... don't bash me for the following...I'm sure you're using some products that have been tested on animals at some point...I just did a test on a family member...1 of my trees...Now I share the results with you. Hope this reassures you to be patient with your pictured loss:
I always wondered and I needed the space..

The test subject is in the middle...after the 'cut' that ran deep...



Check the date-stamp. Also notice the pup next to 'Mom' stump


They're Mother stump and Pup are both 4 feet tall now.
Will the plant fruit at a lower level? All of my Tall Brazs are 22-25' tall. I'm expecting fruit, but a smaller yield. 16' to 1' and the tree continues to amaze me...
Good Luck Want! Nana trees will survive
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Thanks for the amputation photo. I cut it down already, also built a lattice fence to block the wind.
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Dj....it's a joke
Update...6 weeks ago I took this Tall Braz from 16' to the ground...It's already back to 5' tall. Took the pup this morning to plant at work:

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