[NAFEX] spring grafting; bench grafting
efackler at woh.rr.com
Sun Jan 18 04:28:14 EST 2004
The prop. technique you've described below has been called a "veneer
graft". I'd call it a "veneer whip/tongue graft" and you are indeed correct
about its great functionality.
ed, central ohio, coolish.........no burr...........
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Subject: [NAFEX] spring grafting; bench grafting
Sorry to give you a fifth option but I think it is the best of those you
listed. I often do this graft on tress that are bigger than the scions but
too small to cleft or bark graft. Its a modification of the whip and tongue,
very simple and leaves a good strong union, stronger than a bark graft. I
don't know what you call it and I have not seen any pictures of it.
Cut the field stock off clean at the height you want the graft. Then cut
the scion as for a whip and tongue graft. On the stub on the field stock
make a cut that matches the scionwood but that, hmm, how do I explain this,
that is a little bit more than half the length of the whip cut you made on
the scion. Notch it with a tongue and then join the two together, wrap it
with rubber strips.
I have done dozens of these grafts alongside cleft grafts, one-sided whip
and tongue grafts, and bark grafts and these give more takes and more
strength. I don't know if I've explained it very well but does anyone know
what this graft is called?
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