[NAFEX] Planting replacement trees in same site as failed trees
ROBERT W JUDY A HARTMAN
hartmansfruit at msn.com
Tue Aug 19 16:41:29 EDT 2008
I agree with Lucky on the failed graft replacement process.
----- Original Message -----
From: Lucky Pittman<mailto:lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu>
To: North American Fruit Explorers<mailto:nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Planting replacement trees in same site as failed trees
I suppose that if the entire tree failed - rootstock and all - I
might be inclined not to replant the same species there, but if it
was just a problem of the graft dying out, but the rootstock was
re-sprouting vigorously, I wouldn't worry - but *I* would probably
just leave the established rootstock in place and re-graft it.
I've had a number of transplanted grafted nut trees lose the graft -
usually due to neglect/inadequate watering during the establishment
year. I just let rootstock shoots grow for a couple of years and
stick a new piece of whatever pecan/hickory/walnut I'm pursuing
currently on top.
USDA Cold Zone 6
AHS Heat Zone 7
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