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Hi there,

I have a number of mature Cabbage Trees on the property which I like, but would like to “shape” a couple of them to stop limbs growing toward the balcony. I know from past experience simply cutting the limbs off will result in much thicker sprouting from the cut area.

Is there a way to treat the cut limb that will stop re-sprouting but not kill the tree? A friend suggested painting the limb with glyphosate but I’m not sure as I don’t want to kill the tree

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Hi Craig

Thanks for your question. Yes painting the tree in the region you have cut is the right thing to do. I would suggest using a pruning paint as glyphosate may kill the tree.

Happy gardening

Maria – Palmers national consultant

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