|This is what I saw on Friday morning. I suspect a bird, probably a Redwing Blackbird, landed on this grafted persimmon and broke it. Redwing Blackbirds often nest in cattails and are very adept at arresting their forward flight on vertical stems.|
|I have had dismal luck straightening these up and having them live. I decided to stabilize the break with multiple wraps of tape.|
|Then I put on a hat to keep the exposed wood from drying out.|
|Then I added a wimple to reduce the sun-load on the leaves.|
I will consider this a rousing success if the tree lives until autumn when I can harvest all of the new growth for scion wood.
So far, so good.
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