[NAFEX] grafting wax

Karen Tillou arboretum at homeorchardsociety.org
Sat Feb 9 21:00:59 EST 2008

i love trowbridge's grafting wax - you can melt it in your hands (but  
coat your hands with oil first so it doesn't stick or you'll curse  
yourself) or stick it in a can and use a torch or campstove to heat  
it up to brushable consistency (my favorite way).  it smells great,  
seals well, and doesn't crack.
isn't tree kote a petroleum based tar?  if it is, i'd steer clear.   
if you can't find the trowbridge's wax, try Doc Farrell's grafting  
seal - it's a bright yellow latex goo that degrades after a season or  
good luck!

karen (tillou)
oregon city, OR - zone 8a and wet

On Feb 9, 2008, at 12:19 PM, Richard MURPHY wrote:

> Here I am again;
> Going to try some simple grafting for the first time. Pencil size  
> wood.
> I got tons of books, directions, knives, but here's the question:
> Grafting Wax  or  Tree Kote ?
> Your comments are appreciated very much.
> Murph
> (Richard MUrphy)
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