[NAFEX] bridge grafting
Dr. Lucky Pittman
lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Wed Feb 24 10:49:36 EST 2010
The 'experts' have proclaimed for decades that wound dressings are
ineffectual at best, and may be counter-productive in many instances. One
fellow over at the GardenWeb Trees forum is a big proponent of copper-based
anti-fungal products - don't know if he's talking about copper naphthenate
or what - to diminish or delay colonization of exposed wood by
wood-degrading fungi. Personally, I'm a student of the school of benign
I've not tried bridge-grafting, but it shouldn't be too difficult to do.
Depending upon how wide the girdle is, you may need some pretty lengthy
water-sprout type shoots to bridge the gap.
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