[NAFEX] Using basics to start.

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Thu Mar 18 20:37:34 EST 2004

In my experience, masking tape did not self-destruct, and needed to be 
removed.  Fortunately, the stickum lost most of its stick, so it was 
pretty easy to peel off without damaging the bark.  I, also, had some 
trouble with stickier tape (like electrical tape) in that it got too 
tight, but didn't come off easily.  That's why I went back to grafting 
rubbers, which really do self-destruct.  I also find them pretty easy 
to place without wiggling the scion out of place, but I'm sure that 
differs depending on your winding technique.


On Mar 18, 2004, at 10:55 AM, Naomi wrote:

> Yes, that is the advantage of cheap masking tape.  It self destructs. 
> At least it does here in the strong Idaho sun.
> Naomi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org 
> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Gordon Nofs
> Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 8:48 AM
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Using basics to start.
> I don't use any electrical tape or any sticky tapes. The reason being 
> if you do get good growth and the growth is pushing if you take off 
> the tapes it most times peels the bark or messes up the cambium 
> growth.
> Gordon C. Nofs
>  Flint, MI.
>  From: "Naomi"
>  Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers
>  To: "North American Fruit Explorers"
>  Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Using basics to start.
>  Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 19:43:24 -0700
>  I like cheap masking tape. It peels off easily. In fact most of the 
> time
>  the weather does it for me.
>  Naomi
>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
>  [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Lisa Almarode
>  Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 4:43 PM
>  To: North American Fruit Explorers
>  Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Using basics to start.
>  I've been reading this with interest, as I made my
>  first feeble grafting attempts a couple of weeks back
>  (how long until I know if they took?)
>  As well as the rubbers, I tried some black electrical
>  tape, which seems to me was mentioned awhile back but
>  not in these recent discussi ons. Is this a good (hmm,
>  Honda civic hatchback) technique?
>  Also, I tried cutting my first whip-and-tougue grafts
>  with a razor; perhaps my scions and rootstock were too
>  tough, but it was impossible to get a good diagonal
>  cut through pencil size wood with the razor blade -
>  the blade isn't strong enough, and the holder got in
>  the way. A kitchen knife might work better.
>  Lisa in Ashland Oregon
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