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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: JRob on March 16, 2013, 07:40 PM

Title: Grafting Demonstration & Worshop
Post by: JRob on March 16, 2013, 07:40 PM
Afternoon All,

This morning my son (Shimsuki on this form) and I took a grafting workshop at Cass Bonsai. He got in from Florida (Spring Break) and is headed back to University in the morning. It was great to have him around for a short visit. We were able to squeeze in this workshop and demo presented by Gary Wood. What a knowledge able gentleman. I am sorry I did not have this presentation the first week we dived into bonsai. It would have been so helpful in getting a good grounding on tree hormones, their importance and function.  We learned so much and I took copious notes. A good article to read is "Tree Hormones and Why They Matter" by Joseph Murray. http://arnoldia.arboretum.harvard.edu/pdf/articles/1942.pdf (http://arnoldia.arboretum.harvard.edu/pdf/articles/1942.pdf)

We grafted Japanese White Pine onto Japanese Black Pine stock. Here are some photos of Shim at work and a finished product.

JRob