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Signs of damage
Here are the main symptoms of mechanical damage:
- Death of plant tissues and formation of non-healing ulcers.
- The appearance of necrotic spots on the leaves (which leads to a weakening of the plant). It happens when the surface of the leaf becomes concave and turns brown.
- Fractures of branches or even the entire trunk of a plant.
- Bruising, the frailty of herbaceous plants.
- Shedding grain. Fruit spoilage on trees.
- Uneven growth of plant branches.
- Rotting of the roots.
How to prevent
Choose a convenient place for your plant. It should not be accessible to animals. When growing a new plant, keep the seedlings at a distance. This way, mature trees do not damage each other. You should find out what size each plant can reach before you put it in a pot. You can provide additional protection from snow and wind in winter or even take your greenie indoors. Furthermore, it is essential to prune the plant on time. Make sure to disinfect the tools.
Do not worry! In most cases, mechanical damage is not fatal to your plant. However, you may need to follow a few guidelines to treat your green pet. If you find any wounds, you should cover them with a ready-made solution from the gardening depot. When removing damaged branches, you should capture some of the healthy tissue. You can treat the cuts with a garden pitch. In time, you should remove rotten fruits and other decaying plant parts.
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