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  • From: Sarah Kehler Ewing <>
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  • Subject: [NAFEX] right to propogate plants with plant propogation rights
  • Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 17:09:55 -0700 (PDT)

I have an, ahem, friend who has some legally purchased U of S cherries that
have suckered somewhat extensively.  She doesn't want to mow them off.   Can
she dig up and give away those suckers without violating the law?  

She would be honoured to pay the plant royalties to the U of S if someone
more knowledgable on the topic/address could help.

Or is the only option in this situation to mow or do a Ralf Klein: shovel and
shut up?


zone 3
Edmonton, AB
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I did the wire in a spiral around the limb. My thought is that it is a loose
spiral so it should expand as the limb grows, yet is not going to fall off in
the next year or so.
I posted some pictures on facebook showing more detail, and I'll try to post
them somewhere else more easily accessible, too.

Jim, in western Wisconsin
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Subject: [NAFEX] Robins and Evans Cherries/ beads as decoys

James Erdman wrote, "I had some copper wire that fit the hole in the beads
and I flattened the end of the piece of wire so the bead was stuck on the
wire, then put them on the tree with a couple of turns around the limb."

If you do several turns of the wire around the limb, the wire may not
loosen as limb diameter grows and you'll need to redo each bead every year
or so. I use a three quarter turn of wire so it expands as the limb

Jim Fruth
Brambleberry Fruit Farm
4002 Davis Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
1-218-831-7018 (My Cell)

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