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Name: Troy Allen S.
Status: other
Age: 30s
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Date: 1999-2001 


Question:
I would like to know if it is possible to graft a piece of bark with the cambium layer attached to a red maple tree that has been chewed off down to the sap wood by rodents over the winter. The tree in question is still in a dormant state. It has a strip of about 6% of bark still intact. Would this give the tree a chance at survival?


Replies:
Possibly helpful grafting resources:

http://instruct1.cit.cornell.edu/courses/hort400/graftage/Glossary.htm

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/propa/msg022233323446.html

http://www.plantpropagation.com/graftingjapaneseredmaple.htm

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.



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