I need serious advice, if any can be given, on how to save trees that have been "marred". Recently we had hired someone to clear some of our land for our house site and for the drain field for the septic. We had clearly marked and discussed with him which trees were to be removed. To our sadness and astonishment, he proceeded to "hit" and run into trees, with his track loader, that were to stay. We don't believe that this was done on purpose or with malice, just carelessness on his part, but the fact remains that we shall most likely loose these trees. Is there anything that we could do to keep the trees from eventually dying. I know that EVENTUALLY they will ALL die. The point is that they are/were nice healthy trees that we're afraid will have to go in the next few years rather than say 25-30+ years down the road. It pained us to see any of the trees go. But it's killing me to think that we are going to loose trees that were meant to stay! I had heard when I was younger that if you took bark off a tree you could put paint on that spot and it would save the tree. Is this a possibility? Some might be more damaged than that though. I have only seen one that has been hit. My husband informed me that there was 5 to 7 that were damaged. Please, If you have ANY ideas I would love to hear them. As always, Thank you in advance. Holly in MO.