[nafex] Girdled Apple Trees

Ed & Pat Fackler rocmdw at aye.net
Fri Mar 23 17:53:53 EST 2001


Derry:  Well spoken.  The black sealants only functional purpose is to make the
grafter feel better!!!

Ed

dwalsh/wchase wrote:

> Tom,
>
> Not meaning to sound cocky, but some Professors just repeat the same lecture from
> year to year without reading current research.
>
> It is my understanding that research was done in Boston area (cold, dry) and it
> made no difference.    And it cool wet areas it enourages fungal growth.
>
> I can't remember the name of the Pruning fellow.  He had a Swedish or Finnish name
> and used to write in Fine Gardening.   Either he was involved in the research or
> he read it and referred to it.  Some other members will know his name.
>
> I think success in grafted is very dependent on match the cambium layers, tying
> union tightly, state of development of rootstock (bud swell) and scion (dormant)
> at time of grafting, and aftercare.
>
> Derry
>
> Derry Walsh & Bill Chase  email:wchase at interchange.ubc.ca
> Aldergrove,  B. C.,  Canada
> phone/fax (604) 856-9316
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> :
> : I took a course this spring at the University of Guelph, lead by
> : Professor Henry Kock.  The University of Guelph specializes in
> : horticultural and agricultural areas.
> :
> : Professor Kock reccomended that after wrapping the graft union with
> : elastic strips, to paint the entire graft and scion (including the tip)
> : with with that black pruning paint.  Here in Canada it is made by Wilson.
>
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>
>
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