[NAFEX] Hmmm...what am I missing
Joe and Ellen Hecksel
jhecksel at voyager.net
Sun Mar 16 19:23:15 EST 2003
>>I must be missing something here. If apple trees breaking at the graft
> union are a major concern why not just drive a metal splice across the
> graft union?
That will probably work for simple bending but will not be adequate for
torsional (or twisting) stresses. An earlier post mentioned a need for
three posts to address twisting.
Regarding Black Locust. Fast grower but not very shade tolerant. Some
people claim it has allopathic effects that dwarf Black Walnut. I am
pollarding mine instead of coppicing. I want to see if I can avoid
I see different species and cultivars the way I see the many tools in my
tool box. Black Locust is a bit like a ball peen hammer. There are
times when no other tool will do. And then there are times when use of
the ball peen hammer will cause much damage.
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