[NAFEX] grafting skill for pawpaw vs. two trees in a hole
ramoyer at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 00:11:15 EDT 2006
Am writing from the NAFEX meeting in Lexington.
Another NAFEXer here confirmed today that pawpaw is about the easiest thing
we graft. It's a great wood to try on, to learn on. Very supple wood is
forgiving, and therefore pretty easy to get a good cambium match.
If concerned about two trees being a crowd, I'd suggest this is a good time
to convert that concern in to the millenia-old skill of grafting.
Lee Reich notes that his hort professor taught that "any fool can graft", so
that encouraged me to plunge in, give it a try, and be willing to learn from
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