Author Topic: Peter Tea's rebuilding a maple.  (Read 6562 times)

akeppler

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Re: Peter Tea's rebuilding a maple.
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2012, 09:04 PM »
Can't completely blame Al, I should have read his post on the computer and not my cell phone........ He and I actually get along pretty well, even when we needle each other. He is pretty talented for a guy from Fresno.

See people with narrow shoulders would not be able to handle a crack like that.

What John really meant to say is "the most talented guy from Fresno".
 

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Re: Peter Tea's rebuilding a maple.
« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2012, 09:24 PM »
Why am I the bad guy in your remarks?
You HAVE to understand that part of this is YOUR fault, ...right?
 

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Re: Peter Tea's rebuilding a maple.
« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2012, 05:52 PM »
There is a million ways to skin a graft and Al just seems to be trying to prove the sun revolves around him as usual. Last year, I wanted to approach graft some roots on an Oak (Have not heard of anyone trying to improve roots an a Ca live oak, but I'm sure someone has, so I won't try and act like I invented something) and since I work in a hospital (Al for you, lets just say I have a heroin habit), I had a bunch of 3cc syringes with luer lock (twist on or off) needles attached. I used that to pin the seedling into grooves on the base cause the syringe offered a convenient handle for better accuracy, the needle width was small and the needles are sterile.. buried the whole base in pumice and sphagnum moss, and so far, they look like they are all taking. (before anyone accuses me of employee theft, These were expired and were going to be disposed of).
 by the way, a trick you can do with a syringe and needle, if you use raffia to bend a branch, and you think you may have cracked the branch at the bend, you can fill the syringe with liquid type of cut paste and inject it under the raffia in the crack area to further seal it beyond what the raffia would.
 I'm sure Peter is not claiming to have a unique way of doing things or saying this is the way its done in Japan, or anything like that. He is just showing what he is doing. That simple.