Summary and the Drill-and-Fill Method
Remember the gall is a
cancer in that the cell tissue of the tree at the point of infection has been genetically modified by the DNA of
the bacteria to form a fast growing irregular cell pattern that becomes the tumor – the gall. The gall becomes one with the tree;
therefore, most gall tissue/cells need to be removed, or at least rendered less harmful in size. Gall Buster will soak into the cambium
and will kill most tumor cells missed by the initial removal process.
Finally, for those young trees with gall encompassing about 300 degrees of the tree, or those growers who want to reduce the size of the
tumors/gall as expeditiously as possible because of a time factor, using the Drill-and-Fill method may be a temporary solution. If done
correctly, this method will immediately stop the growth/spreading of the gall. In about six weeks, most of the gall will crumble away;
however, there will still remain a viable layer of gall tissue where the drill holes did not go deep enough and the chemical did not
reach the lowest levels of the gall. Eventually the gall site will have to be cleaned for the best results. In the meantime, the
Drill-and-Fill method will have dramatically reduced the cubic inches of the gall to the benefit of the tree.