Thursday, April 12, 2012
Top working with a bark graft
At this point, the tree is ready for bark grafting.
Bark grafting requires that the bark "slips" easily from the wood. The bark slipping period starts in early spring when new leaves are expanding. and continues through the pollination season. However, I've found that grafts applied early in the grafting season out-perform those made later in the spring.
In three weeks, I'll be able to tell if my grafting effort on this tree was successful. In the mean time, see related posts on bark graft maintenance and the anatomy of a successful bark graft.