tanisgrif at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 2 11:42:45 EDT 2006
Thanks. Here there was hail a couple times; hurt corn more than fruit trees. (But
then, there's more corn in my neighborhood.) I lost one graft which was cropping
for first time and was too heavy and broke 3" BELOW the graft. Small comfort in
knowing it was a good graft!
--- W3cmp wrote:
> Hello all:
> Woke up this morning after a fitful night of sleep/listening to winds
> and found orchard askew. Pristine (with no apples) on CG-10 broke 2" diam.
> treated support stake at ground level and tree snapped off at graft-seems like
> CG-10 rootstock grafts are a little brittle; several semi dwarf on M7 blew
> over in clay-rich soil that turns to muck with winds and rain (one tree staked
> after Isabel went over for 2d time)-will try to pull them up and stake or
> restake them; also several dwarf apple trees full of fruit snapped 2" support
> stakes and went down but they appear not to have snapped any roots. Trees
> with 3" support stakes (all support stakes from Adams County nursery) seemed to
> weather storm OK. Lost no peach trees but fruit all over ground.
> Clay rich soil turns to muck and with wind from east-northeast rocking
> trees back and forth they finally go over. Also seems like M7 trees in
> clay-rich soild do require staking!
> Chris Patterson SE Pa. near Lancaster
> > _______________________________________________
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