Wood filler for deadwood holes?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Wood filler for deadwood holes?

Post  -Jamie- on Thu May 05, 2016 7:19 pm

I have a general question about wood filler.

Some deadwood on a Utah Juniper I have is rotten, so I'm going to clean it all out. However, because of the shape of the deadwood, there's no way to remove the rotten wood without leaving a hole that is going to pool water. So, I need to fill that hole somehow. I was thinking that maybe wood filler/putty might work, but then I heard there might be expansion problems, whereby the trunk and the filler might expand and contract at different rates, potentially leading to problems.

So, does anyone have any advice about filler? Is there a good brand? Is there some other technique I could use?

I was even thinking that using some silly putty might do the trick better than anything else.

-Jamie-
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Wood filler for deadwood holes?

Post  M. Frary on Thu May 05, 2016 8:08 pm

Concrete works.

M. Frary
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Wood filler for deadwood holes?

Post  -Jamie- on Thu May 05, 2016 8:18 pm

Interesting. I'll look into that, but I think it might be too much. The hole is no more than half an inch in size (the tree is only 12 inches), so the work might not be worth it.

-Jamie-
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Wood filler for deadwood holes?

Post  M. Frary on Thu May 05, 2016 8:32 pm

I think wood filler could work. We made our own in shop class out of wood glue and sawdust.

M. Frary
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Wood filler for deadwood holes?

Post  -Jamie- on Thu May 05, 2016 8:58 pm

That's clever. I could even use the sawdust from the hole I hollow out. That just might work.

-Jamie-
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Wood filler for deadwood holes?

Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri May 06, 2016 12:48 pm

not sure if this is a good suggestion or not without a picture, but drilling a small drainage hole may alleviate the pooling...

_________________

AAC Original Milwaukee Wi. Chapter - North America

aka beer city snake
link to ARBOR ARTS COLLECTIVE BLOG

kevin stoeveken
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Wood filler for deadwood holes?

Post  -Jamie- on Fri May 06, 2016 9:53 pm

That might work in other situations, but the hole lies at the soil level, more or less, so there's nowhere to drain too. Good idea though.

-Jamie-
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Wood filler for deadwood holes?

Post  MKBonsai on Sat May 07, 2016 9:23 am

External wood filler is designed to expand and contract at the same rate as the wood it is attached to so it should work. Most of my trees with holes that look like water will pool in them actually drain into the tree within a few minutes of watering but that may not always be the case of course.

John T - MKBonsai

MKBonsai
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Wood filler for deadwood holes?

Post  Sponsored content Today at 1:51 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum