[NAFEX] bridge grafting

Dr. Lucky Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Wed Feb 24 10:49:36 EST 2010


Kathy Jo,
The 'experts' have proclaimed for decades that wound dressings are
ineffectual at best, and may be counter-productive in many instances.  One
fellow over at the GardenWeb Trees forum is a big proponent of copper-based
anti-fungal products - don't know if he's talking about copper naphthenate
or what - to diminish or delay colonization of exposed wood by
wood-degrading fungi.  Personally, I'm a student of the school of benign
neglect.
I've not tried bridge-grafting, but it shouldn't be too difficult to do.
Depending upon how wide the girdle is, you may need some pretty lengthy
water-sprout type shoots to bridge the gap.

Lucky





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