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Re: [nafex] Antique Rooting Method.

>      Rooting many decideous plants (those that loose there leaves) from
>hardwood cuttings is best started in the fall.  Reason.  Hormones which are
>responsible for root initiation move from growing tip (terminal buds)
>downward to roots as part of the dormancy process.
>      When these hormones pass through younger wood to and through older 
>the process slows a bit (perhaps 2-3 weeks, depending on species) and at 
>time (late Oct.-Early Nov. here) cuttings may be taken and stored for later
>rooting, either outside in a cold frame or held until sticking in rooting
>beds very early the following spring.

	Ed, very interesting. Could you elaborate a bit on indicators of when this 
2-3 week period is for different zones?  i.e. after hard frost, leaf fall, 
leaf coloring or some other indicator to time from.
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