The weather the past several days has been great for grafting pecan trees. There is nothing better that spending time outdoors carving scions and placing grafts. In a previous post, I've documented how I make a 3-flap graft but this year I took some photographs that I hope will shed additional insights into using this grafting technique.
I use the 3-flap grafting technique exclusively on small pecan trees. The tree pictured above (on left) had a single stem and was about four feet in height. To encourage the tree to accept my graft, I cut the stock tree down to about 1/3 of its original height (above, right). Whenever I'm grafting, I always remove a significant portion of the stock tree's top growth to encourage the tree to accept the scion.