rine grafting wild apples
everything I've read says to cut scafold branches one foot from the trunk when changing variety. Is it okay to keep the scafold branch for seven foot or so then cut it off square about six inches in dia. then rine graft it with about six scions? I want to keep out of the reach of all the deer. There isn't any more branches on this limb before my cut area. This is a big wild apple tree. I want to put a bunch of different kinds of apples on it. I have four branches going different directions on this tree. eventually I want to do the same to the other branches, maybe do two this year. Then the scions will be spread out away from each other and have more room to grow without getting in each others way.