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[nafex] Re: No subject was specified.

Bear Creek is out of business, R.I.P.  I liked them too.

I attempted bridge grafting one of my trees this fall that was 
damaged by a deer, but I found it frustrating and none of 
my "bridges" took.  Frustrating as I found after I attached one end 
and then tried to attach the other that the first attachment would 
twist and move - obviously I was doing something wrong.

I have seen an older orchard where the bridges did take.

You might try wrapping the girdled area in saran wrap (this was 
suggested to me for my damage -- I don't know the success rate yet).

It was suggested to me that the best thing might be to encourage 
growth from below the damage -- frustrating, I know.

Chris Mauchline
SE PA, zone 6

--- In nafex@y..., Jim Donovan <jdon@p...> wrote:
> Went out to discover that rabbits had girdles 15-20 apples trees.  2
> feet of snow took them to a level above the guards.  Most were 2-5 
> old. I've read about bridge grafting.  Is it reasonable to try it on
> trees this size.  Is that something that could be done here (zone 4)
> now, or wait a while?  Any suggestions on references appreciated. 
> water sprouts reasonable for this use?
>     Also, does anyone know if Bear Creek Nursery still in business? 
> haven't gotten a   catalog, or  response to e-mail.  Can anyone 
> other nurseries that deal in heirloom varieties?  I am familiar with
> Miller, Cummins,Big Horse, So. Meadow,  Christian Homesteading, but
> liked Bear Creek.  Thanks,
> Jim Donovan

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