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  • From: "Dr. Lucky Pittman" <>
  • To: "'North American Fruit Explorers'" <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] bridge grafting
  • Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 09:49:36 -0600

Kathy Jo,
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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