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Approach grafting for JBP nebari improvement

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pwk5017:
I have heard people mention approach grafting seedlings onto older JBP as a means of nebari improvement.  Does anyone know of a documented source print/online that details how to do this?  Is it as simple as making a groove in the large tree and fitting the seedling into the groove, or do I have to cut into the seedling as well and line the cut part of the seedling with the groove in the mature tree?   Thanks.

Patrick

MatsuBonsai:
I've seen an interesting technique documented in a few different print publications.  One of them was in Kawabe's book, which is Japanese language only at this point.  I think I saw the same technique in another English language book/magazine recently.  I'll check tonight.

The basic technique was to take a seedling with a low branch, cut the apex off and form into a flat point for grafting, leaving the low branch(es) to keep the seedling growing.  Then cut the trunk of the main tree with a sharp chisel to insert the flattened point.

MatsuBonsai:
Looks like I misremembered, the article in question was on juniper, though I'm not sure it wouldn't work for JBP as well.  If you're willing to experiment, let us know how it works.  :)

Otherwise, I would suggest the same technique used here, using seedlings instead of the connected branch.

Where are you located?

pwk5017:
Pittsburgh, PA.  You and I are in similar zones, if not the same exact.  I am curious how the trees would fuse.  Could I perform a thread graft with 2 year old seedlings?  Just feed the roots through the hole instead of the norm of pushing a maple(other deciduous stock) trunk first through the hole.  Would the seedling and stock eventually fuse or no?

pwk5017:
Ok, I just read through your thread.  I assume it is critical to expose the cambium on both trees to ensure a union?

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