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Discussion in 'Fertilizers, Pesticides and Diseases' started by THIESSENS TLC, Apr 15, 2013.
Assuming the city knew what they were doing was your first mistake.
I'm sure they will all grow just fine...
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It sure does look like a graft or bud union where the grower t budded scion wood onto different rootstock.
Then the spring of the following year the top of the budstock is cut off just above the t bud and the new bud is trained to grow straight. The wound usually grows over the first year.
Or it could be where the grower had a crooked seedling and cut the plant off low early in the spring this forces a new bud to emerge and the 2-3 year rootstock forces up a nice straight top. The bark does look like a red maple.
The wound should not be covered and should fully heal this season.