I was hoping to try grafting this year, but see that everyone says scions should be collected late fall or early winter. Why is that? If a tree still appears dormant, can I still cut viable scions from it?
Also wondering, do BOTH trees still need to be dormant for the graft to work? One of the trees I was hoping to use for this was in a pot in our unheated basement for the winter, but with some new insulation in our house, it was warmer than it used to be, and it has leafed out already. The other tree is a bare root that should be here any day and will hopefully be very dormant. Could I graft a branch from the dormant one onto the awake one?