[NAFEX] dwarfing scarring"
tolenio at sentex.net
Mon Apr 26 10:07:22 EDT 2004
Is it possible to dwarf a tree using scar tissue?
I only ask, as last season I had a spare apple rootstock and decided I would try to bonsai it. I wrapped a piece of plastic coated, copper wire around the whip from the ground up. I then promptly forgot about it.
Now the wire created a wound that spirales up the tree, and the bark is healing over it. Every spiral of the wire creates a scar that makes nutrient flow more difficult.
Will this work as a dwarfing technique?
Hardiness Zone 5b
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