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bwaynef

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Root-Grafting on Trident
« on: February 28, 2011, 11:04 AM »
1.) Out of its pot for first repot since I've had it.
2.) Bare-rooted and root work beginning.
3.) Initial root work, and initial cut.
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Root-Grafting on Trident
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 11:06 AM »
5.) Bottom of what was cut off.
6.) Top of what was cut off.
7.) After the initial cut was cleaned up and nibbled away a little more
8.) Sizing up the first root (approach?) graft.
 

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Root-Grafting on Trident
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 11:10 AM »
9.) Drill a hole.
10.) Fit the root in and wedge a toothpick in (this toothpick broke as you'll see in the following pictures.)
11.) Underneath view.
12.) Side view.

It should be noted, this root is attached to the tree.  Go slowly with the drill as to not burn/damage the cambium.  The root was clipped to length, the top shaved/scratched w/ a grafting knife, and wedged into the trunk at the desired location.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 11:13 AM »
13.) Drilling a bigger hole.
14.) Scratching/scraping the top of the scion.
15.) Positioning the scion root.
16.) Toothpick wedged into place.

The same idea, but this time the root was removed from the tree before it was grafted into place.  It is considerably larger (slightly smaller than my pinky maybe.  Look at the pics) and less flexible as a result.

I still need to apply a layer of sphagnum moss while this one waits for spring.
 

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Re: Root-Grafting on Trident
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 11:15 AM »
Excellent thread.  Do keep us posted on the progress of this one.
 

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Re: Root-Grafting on Trident
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2011, 06:48 PM »
What kind of success rate should be expected?

 

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Re: Root-Grafting on Trident
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2011, 12:15 AM »
I think the success rate for the approach grafts are pretty high.  I'm not certain about the other.
 

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Re: New Trident full of options
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2011, 08:56 PM »
16.) Toothpick wedged into place.

Just noticed that in this picture you can see the root of the first (approach) graft to give you a different look at what's going on.


There's a thick root jutting out to the right.  Off of that there's a smaller root that loops toward the trunk.  Its a little difficult to make out where it fits into the trunk from this angle, but there's a little more  info on what's going on.
 

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Re: Root-Grafting on Trident
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2011, 03:02 AM »
Hi Wayne,
 
I followed your link to these excellent threads on your Trident from another forum, and am quite happy I did so as I was unaware of this particular forum and it seems to have a very helpful, friendly yet professional atmosphere, which I like.

It's been a couple of months - how are the root grafts doing?

Regards
Brent
 

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Re: Root-Grafting on Trident
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011, 08:19 AM »
I'm just watering and fertilizing right now.  I probably won't know until the fall when I clean up the soil (soji?) from the detritus that's formed this year.
 

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Re: Root-Grafting on Trident
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2011, 10:16 AM »
so just curious about the approach graft. Does it matter that the root is backwards now compared to its original direction of flow? I always thought branches and roots had a one way flow.
 

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Re: Root-Grafting on Trident
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2011, 10:19 AM »
I was told that it wouldn't, so I'll have to trust what I was told until experience shows something else. 
 

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Re: Root-Grafting on Trident
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2011, 10:32 AM »
Wayne, are you expecting a change in polarity in the approach graft?
 

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Re: Root-Grafting on Trident
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2011, 04:09 PM »
Wayne, are you expecting a change in polarity in the approach graft?

This is the same question as mine i believe. Can anybody shed light on this, and whether its different for roots versus branches?
 

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Re: Root-Grafting on Trident
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2011, 08:20 PM »
Gary, I believe your question is the same as nathan's, so my answer to him is the same as for you.  Right now, I'm expecting that as that's what I was told would happen.