Tree wound dating methods for validating requirements
The strong root system below supplying a reduced top, results in strong, succulent, rapidly growing shoots.
This invigorating effect is present throughout the tree, but is most noticeable on those limbs which have been most severely pruned.
In most cases the dressing need only be applied once.
You can count the increments of growth after the wound (w).
Use Directions: Apply liberally on fresh cut plant wounds or grafts.
Product will dry to the touch generally in 24 hours and rainfast in 6 hours.
Each kind of tree has its own characteristic shape or growth habit and when pruning, you should try to maintain that habit.
The new shoots generally grow in the same direction that the buds were pointing.
Wound paints and dressings claim to prevent rot and help trees heal from pruning wounds, but research suggests that they actually do more harm than good.
When you cut off a tree limb, or the bark gets damaged, the tree never actually “heals.” Instead, it compartmentalizes the wounded area with a special type of calloused wood – like a scar – that keeps out bacteria and helps the rest of the tree recover.
Don't forget some of these words can be found in the Techno Tree Biology Dictionary. Here is a good sample to explain a way of dating wounds.
You would go to the opposite side of the wound (other side of the pith) and look for the barrier zone in the sound heartwood.