There are wound dressings you can place after large cuts have been made to tree limbs or branches. This is recommended and a desirable activity in order to prevent tree rot, disease and pests from inhabiting. Let’s go over a few steps you should take immediately after pruning a tree.
The very first thing you need to do is begin watering the tree. Remember, water provides key nutrients to help your tree grow and thrive. This will help it heal quicker. Watering should be done on a consistent basis.
In the past, many tree companies and even arborists have applied wound dressings composed of latex based paint. This has proven to not be beneficial in any way other than to prevent the drying of wood. It will NOT prevent decay, disease, or intrusion from pests. If you elect to go this route, we would suggest that you at least find a safe form of paint that is non-toxic and environmentally friendly.