[NAFEX] apple trees unusual color

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Sat Apr 23 17:09:12 EDT 2005


On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:47:05 -0400, Richard MURPHY <murphman108 at msn.com>  
wrote:


> Some trees had mouse damage (girdled), stupid ME for not using guards.


Hi,

You can save the girdled trees by doing some repair grafting.  Do not let  
grafting scare you.  It is easier than removing your lawnmower and  
sharpening it.

Depending on the damage you can either "inarch" or "bridge" graft over the  
girdling wound.

Bridge and Inarching grafts (scroll down to it);
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/grafting.html

You can save those girdled trees, and learn a little grafting, which you  
will want for the future anyway.

The spotted, reddish-brown bark on a young tree is your first clue it is a  
young fruit tree.

Later,
Tom

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