[NAFEX] roots

dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com
Wed May 13 18:06:20 EDT 2009

Did you think about stooling it? Stooling is a method of encouraging roots 
to grow on woody stems so they can be divided. Stooling is commonly used to 
propagate dwarf rootstocks for grafting fruit trees. In late spring to 
mid-summer, soil is mounded up about a foot high around a young tree or a 
shrub. A plastic pot with the bottom cut out can be placed over the plant or 
a wooden frame can be built around the plant to keep the soil neatly in 
place. Roots will grow out of the buds and/or stems where it is covered by 
soil. When the plant is dormant, the soil is removed and the rooted stems 
are cut off a couple inches above the original ground level. In the spring, 
new shoots will grow from the cut off stems. In mid-summer, the new shoots 
are covered with soil and the process repeats.  I don't know if this is what 
you had in mind, but I hope it helps!

Dennis Norton
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
Office (815) 648-4467
Mobile (815) 228-2174
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ernest Plutko" <ernestplutko at wiktel.com>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 12:12 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] roots

I need some advice.  If I plant a grafted tree past the graft in the
soil to root from the grafted trunk how deep should I plant it and
are there ways to encourage rooting.

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