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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:18 pm

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Post  Smithy on Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:22 pm

Wow that was amazing , i loved looking at that.

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Post  yamasuri on Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:58 pm

Very strange technique ....if the implant survive that's amazing. Good luck and thanks for sharing

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Post  MikeG on Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:02 pm

What an operation! Big improvement to an already amazing tree. Think your two furry helpers should be reprimanded for sleeping on the job though. Very Happy

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Post  moyogijohn on Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:07 pm

MAN That is a outstanding tree !! I would never have the guts to do that..good job looks great.. take care john

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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:16 pm

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Post  Rudi_G on Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:15 am

This is very useful. Thanks a lot for sharing!

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Post  rps on Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:01 am

Mesmerizing and well documented. The technique is made very clear by the photos --- no mean feat, that!

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Post  JMcCoy on Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:25 am

Great sequence, thank you for posting! Terrific advanced technique! I've seen sequences of large peg grafts like this with Trident Maples too. The only problem I could forsee (if I were trying this) is if the new branch has die-back near the trunk so that the parent tree has no living tissue to fuse to. Do you plan to seal the wound or wrap with moss to keep in moisture? What a fantastic trunk on this tree, a real beauty!

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Post  Jerry Meislik on Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:47 am

David,
Nice technique. Well done!!
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Post  Budi Sulistyo on Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:05 am

Good job! Congratulations.

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Post  leatherback on Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:32 am

Very nice work.

I am wondering however, whether such operations would work in more temperate climates too. What time of year did you do this? You're in Spain right?

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Post  marcus watts on Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:48 am

great planning and techniques David, thanks for sharing them here. Very Nice tree too, and now greatly improved Very Happy

hope you are doing ok,

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Post  tmmason10 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:24 pm

What a cool procedure with awesome pictures. It's amazing what you can get away with when working on ficus.

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Post  Guest on Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:25 pm

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Post  ODS on Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:02 am

David nice job, that was a clean technique and demonstration. Doing this technique the trees save a lot of years of training. ThumbsUp

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Post  Guest on Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:13 am

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Post  Hank Miller on Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:18 am

Your ficus is superb! I would like to to know a bit more about the tree. What species is it and how was the trunk created ? Is it from fused or grafted cuttings and/or from bringing roots down from above as you have beautifully demonstrated in the above sequence? Lastly how long did it take? Again my compliments on an excellent piece of work. Regards
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Post  Guest on Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:09 pm

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Post  bontailo on Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:59 am

Good Job!

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Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:53 pm

Beautiful tree and thank you for sharing your photo journey. Your cats are darling! Where did this tree originally come from?
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Post  Guest on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:57 pm

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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:54 am

Hi David

You have a great tree, and the photos from how you improoved the tree is nice, and easy to follow.
Question...did the new branch fuse all the way arround with the trunk. or will it mainly be the 3 arealroots that keep the branch alive.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  crush on Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:39 am

Hi..david,

Thanks for the post..its very informative and inspiring how to graft ficus.

best,

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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:23 pm

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