Prune Wound Protectant

tree seal pruning grade is a water-based bitumen emulsion mixed with acrylic polymer and a thickening agent. 


In order for trees and shrubs to remain healthy and continue to grow and produce fruit it is necessary to ensure that these plants are regularly pruned. Correct shaping can help produce better and more economic fruit crops. It is important to remove dead or diseased wood as plants need light to grow well.

  • tree seal pruning grade is scientifically formulated especially for the protection and sealing of prune wounds and cuts. 
  • Forms a tough, flexible highly waterproof seal. 
  • Assists in the prevention of infection by organisms inducing decay. 
  • Creates suitable environment for callus formation. 
  • It is durable, easy to use and fast drying and is not affected by rain once fully dried. 
  • It has an ideal viscosity, is non-phytotoxic and prevents desiccation.
Surface Preparation

Pruning cuts should be made immediately above buds or side branches at an angle of approximately 45 degrees to allow water to run off. Ensure cuts are clean by using sharp tools and avoid damaging or bruising the wood whilst cutting. Apply tree seal pruning grade immediately to the freshly cut and trimmed wood ensuring the entire surface area is completely and thoroughly sealed. 

Bonding / Priming

No bonding or priming of the surface is necessary.

Typical Physical Properties

Volume solids 


Water resistance 



Soft thixotropic 



Flash point 



Do not dilute 

Drying time 

Touch dry: ±1 hour

Hard dry: ±24 hours

Full cure: ±5 days 


tree seal pruning grade is packed ready for use and should not be thinned. Stir well before use. 


Use as required. 


tree seal pruning grade is applied by brush ensuring the entire surface area is completely covered and thoroughly sealed. Deciduous fruit trees are mostly pruned in winter from mid-May to end-July, and grape vines are pruned mostly in June. For grafting wounds, use tree seal grafting grade.


Tools, brushes and mixing equipment should be cleaned immediately after use and before material has set with abe® super brush cleaner followed by washing with soap and water.

Protection on Completion

No further protection is needed.

Temperature & Relative Humidity

Application temperature: 5°C to 40°C

Model Specification

Polymer modified bituminous emulsion for sealing cut edges after pruning. 

The pruning compound will be tree seal pruning, a one-component, polymer modified bitumen emulsion applied in accordance with the recommendations of a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals.


tree seal pruning grade is supplied in 1kg , 5kg and 20kg containers. 

Handling & Storage

This product has a shelf life of 12 months if kept in a dry cool place in the original packaging. In more extreme conditions this period might be shortened.

Health & Safety

tree seal pruming grade should not be allowed contact with skin and eyes. The use of gloves and eye protection is advised. Splashes into eyes should be washed immediately with plenty of clean water and medical advice sought. 

Cured tree seal pruming grade is inert and harmless. 

Important Notice

This data sheet is issued as a guide to use of the product(s) concerned.

Whilst a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals endeavours to ensure that any advice, recommendation, specification or information is accurate and correct, the company cannot – because a.b.e.® has no direct or continuous control over where and how a.b.e.®products are applied – accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of a.b.e.® products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation, or information given by the company.

Further Information

Where other products are to be used in conjunction with this material, the relevant technical data sheets should be consulted to determine total requirements. a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals has a wealth of technical and practical experience built up over years in the company’s pursuit of excellence in building and construction technology.