Chip budding red maple - when to cut the top?
A few weeks ago I tried chip budding some red maple seedlings, using budwood from the parent tree. I unwrapped them this week, and it looks like I have 3 or 4 good takes.
Is it too late in the season to try to get growth from the buds?
I've heard that red maples are prone to delayed graft incompatibility, so my plan is to air layer or mound layer the shoots that grow from these buds. I have failed to get cuttings to root three summers in a row:(