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Re: [nafex] Re: No subject was specified.

I've done successful bridge grafts.  I use small brads or finishing nails at
each end of the "bridge" to hold the graft in place, then just paint the
area with latex grafting compound.
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, unusual fruits, writing, consulting, more, at
http://www.hevanet.com/lonrom  See new additions to the site, Feb. 2001,
plus word on my grape book.

>From: "Christopher Mauchline" <mauch1@aol.com>
>To: nafex@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [nafex] Re: No subject was specified.
>Date: Thu, Mar 22, 2001, 6:18 AM

>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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