Grafting help

thedarkness(5)February 23, 2013

is it possible to graft onto a branch sticking out of side of a trunk, and will it actually take and do well, or do i need to graft onto leader?

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

That should work, I like to use smaller sizes, not bigger then thumb.

Here is a link that might be useful: Konrad's modified bark grafting

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 10:54PM
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thedarkness(5)

any tips for a beginner? konrad, i have seen your grafting work and it is incredible and heals better than the grafts i have seen.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 11:01PM
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alan haigh

Grafts need light and growth will reflect the previous vigor of the wood they are put on. However if sun is introduced that wasn't there before, grafts on low energy wood may do fine.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 6:06AM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Tips, don't cut it too close to the trunk,.. encase graft doesn't grow in about 2 to 3 weeks you can do it again the same season, if it still don't take there will be always another year.
You can keep scion in fridge for or at least 2 month.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 12:17PM
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