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Approach Graft?

Post  jimlau on Mon May 06, 2013 7:14 pm

this is an elm with a seemingly important branch, highlighted by the arrow, that is too straight. all last year I pinched all but 1-2 leaves, hoping it would back bud. but no luck.

i'm tempted to do an approach graft. good choice?





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Re: Approach Graft?

Post  JimLewis on Mon May 06, 2013 7:44 pm

Why don't you just cut it back to a stub (or maybe a little longer) and see what sprouts? Often, simply defoliating isn't enough -- especially when there is an abundance of foliage elsewhere on the tree.

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Re: Approach Graft?

Post  jimlau on Mon May 06, 2013 8:20 pm

I fear no buds will pop, then i'm left with a big gap along the trunk.

how confident would you be a bud will pop? Wink

thanks.

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