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Grafting Ponderosa

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Chrisl:

--- Quote from: John Kirby on October 22, 2013, 11:50 AM ---I have grafted a number of ponderosas, some successfully some not so much. I have a couple with JBP on them, I would really like to get them with a good robust JWP like Miyajima. Guess that is something to try this winter.....

John

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John,  Been reading up a bit, and the foliage I've seen used is JBP, JRP, and Scots.  But also read that bulges appear at the graft site due to these three being faster growers than the PPs.  Hadn't thought of that before.  Perhaps JWP might be just the right growth rate..or lodgepole...or pinyon.  All super slow growers. 

Yenling83:

--- Quote from: John Kirby on October 22, 2013, 11:50 AM ---I have grafted a number of ponderosas, some successfully some not so much. I have a couple with JBP on them, I would really like to get them with a good robust JWP like Miyajima. Guess that is something to try this winter.....

John

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Nice, yes I believe White pine would look very nice on Ponderosa.  They both grow in the high mountains and have natural dead wood created from the elements, it seems fitting to me.  I really like Boon's Lodgepole Pine with grafted White Pine as well.  I'm also a bit concerned that my climate does not quite get cold enough to keep White Pine/Ponderosa happy over the long run, but I'm not sure.  I'm not too differnt than the Bay area, just a tiny bit warmer in winter.   The Ponderosa I recently collected has thick bark plates like Black pine.  It's also a medium size tree and I believe Ponderosa needles would just look relatively large with it.  I think I may graft Black, but I'll think about it for another 1-3 years.  I heard once you go Black you never go back.   

 

       

John Kirby:
Yen , why don't you graft JBP roots on yours and then the only sensitive piece is the trunk. Use yhe Kamiya grafts below the soil level.

Yenling83:

--- Quote from: John Kirby on October 22, 2013, 05:14 PM ---Yen , why don't you graft JBP roots on yours and then the only sensitive piece is the trunk. Use yhe Kamiya grafts below the soil level.

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Great Suggestion Mr. Kirby will do!

bwaynef:

--- Quote from: John Kirby on October 22, 2013, 05:14 PM ---Yen , why don't you graft JBP roots on yours and then the only sensitive piece is the trunk. Use yhe Kamiya grafts below the soil level.

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Can you elaborate?

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