Heather Kuder
Heather Kuder
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  • Springfield, MO
Asked on Jun 24, 2019

What can I do with a broken magnolia tree branch?

Heather KuderKelli L. MilliganNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA


My son broke off a peace of a branch and wonder if I need to do any mending to the branch? Steps to do so! I looked online and there's just so much too read abt. Need more of a simple,but effective instructions! Or would it be much easier or cheaper to call a professional?

4 answers
  • Eliza
    on Jun 24, 2019

    You probably need to make a clean cut and put tree that(ask at a nursery) so the cut limb does not get 'sunburn' ... It is like an open wound on the poor tree and also make sure the balance of remaining branches is still supportive as not to receive any further broken limbs by weight imblance. Magnolia wood is beautiful carved

    ... If you know someone whom has a wood Turner stole a bowl could be made or could cut into small pieces to make coffee table keepsake box...the wood grain is gorgeous.

    • Heather Kuder
      on Jun 26, 2019

      So when make the clean cut on the broken branch is there anything that would need to be put into the clean cut? Or is that what I'm post to ask at a nursery?

  • Just call a tree surgeon to assess the situation and remedy. Give the branch to a local craftsman, the wood can be seasoned and turned into something pretty or useful.


  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jun 25, 2019

    I'd take a picture to your local nursary for more information about your project. Go for the free pro advice first.

  • Heather Kuder
    on Jun 26, 2019

    Ok thank you everyone for your advice much appreciated! There wasn't that much branch broke off to make anything out of it! Very small peace.

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