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Re: Japanese Black Pine Approach Graft
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2012, 08:29 AM »
Thanks for a very informative thread -- text, pictures, and discussion.  :)

I'm planning an approach graft on an Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) this weekend. This information will be very useful.

Austrian isn't JBP, but both are two-needle black pines, and there's not much specific info available on Pinus nigra. (At least that I've found.)
 

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Re: Japanese Black Pine Approach Graft
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2012, 12:13 PM »
Matsu,

Can you give us an update on the grafts?

Many thanks!

Adair
 

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Re: Japanese Black Pine Approach Graft
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2012, 05:02 PM »
All but one took, the one destined to be a new apex.  It looks to have been too shallow and pushed itself out as it swelled.  I've recut and tried again already.

I'll try to get pictures when it's not a billionty degrees outside.  They keep talking about a cold front coming through which should get us back into the 90s.   :o
 

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Re: Japanese Black Pine Approach Graft
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2012, 07:25 AM »
Matsu,
Have you got a grafting knife into the hands of the Little Dictator yet? Or is he still limited to pulling needles?
 

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Re: Japanese Black Pine Approach Graft
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2012, 08:39 AM »
Just tweezers at the moment. I left a few candles in the back for grafting next year. We'll see how he does then.
 

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Re: Japanese Black Pine Approach Graft
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2012, 08:45 AM »

I'll try to get pictures when it's not a billionty degrees outside. 

Wow, that's pretty hot ;D....  By the way, I've done 3 approach grafts on my JBP over the last 4 years and only one, the first, took.  Frustrating to say the least.
 

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Re: Japanese Black Pine Approach Graft
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2014, 03:47 PM »
Instead of starting a new thread, can anyone advise what part of the year should approach grafting on JBP be undertaken?
 

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Re: Japanese Black Pine Approach Graft
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2014, 04:17 PM »
You can approach graft pretty much anytime.
 

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Re: Japanese Black Pine Approach Graft
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2014, 06:08 PM »
The grafts seem to have taken nicely.  They've been separated from the parent branch and are quite vigorous.