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On Sun, 6 Jan 2019 22:53:13 -0600, Terry Coombs

On 1/6/2019 5:24 PM, Oren wrote:
On Sat, 05 Jan 2019 20:39:17 -0500, Clare Snyder

On Sat, 5 Jan 2019 20:27:58 -0500, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

On 1/5/2019 4:31 PM,
I had an INEPT person attend to my yard. Only after he had cut off a
branch from a 6 foot tall tree, did I detect the damage!
Apologies that I do not know the ornamental tree "type"

While now completely severed, are there any options to reattach that
(2 inch diameter) branch -even with limited chances of success?

Grafting is a method of attaching one type of plant to another but have
no idea if it would work for you.
Usually you graft a bud - not a 2 inch log.
Agree. A two inch branch would not attach to 6 foot ornamental tree.

It would require great support, braces, etc.. Wind will move the
branch around so often.

Grandfather used to graft bushes, add peat moss and moisture, then
wrap the graft with aluminum foil (ball) so it roots -- IIRC

Was he grafting or was he "air layering" , a means to make a new plant
from one you already have . I haven't done that , but have had mixed
success starting plants with cuttings dipped in rooting hormone powder .
I'd like to try grafting some better fruiting canes to our native
muscadine root stock , that **** is incredibly hardy .

I was Hoping to reconnect that "cut off" branch, cut from a 6 foot
tall tree/shrub


It is my understanding that many trees only grow near their surface.
Perhaps the bark and just underneath. It might be possible to
cut-and-splice the limb to make a stronger joint, but the center part
would never grow together.

If this is so, then your re-attached limb could conceivably graft along
the surface, but would never grow inside. You would have to support it
long enough for the new material to be strong enough to support the
weight of the limb. It might be many years, depending on how fast that
tree grows or how strong your splice was.


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