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Casuarina Thread graft

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After seeing a couple of threads on Thread grafts lately (pun intended) it inspired me to give it a try.
One of my Yamadori casuarinas has a sacrifice branch growing from near the base of the trunk and a fairly long straight section of trunk that is quite bare,... an ideal candidate to try and do a thread graft.
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I’ll be interested to see how this develops RB. I’ve never seen this technique on a sheoak before... as far as I’m aware you’re breaking new ground! :cool: :fc:
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On a number of levels - nice ‘thread’.


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No reason it will not worrk,
On the other hand dunno whether yo need to thread graft one as the back sboot just about everywhere when you chop them

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Where's the fun in just chopping it? ;) I wanted to keep the height and structure it has acquired so a thread graft it was.
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kcpoole wrote: August 24th, 2020, 7:53 pm No reason it will not worrk,
On the other hand dunno whether yo need to thread graft one as the back sboot just about everywhere when you chop them

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Raging Bull wrote: August 25th, 2020, 7:14 pm Where's the fun in just chopping it? ;) I wanted to keep the height and structure it has acquired so a thread graft it was.
I don’t understand this comment.

If you had cut an inch above where you’ve drilled, you would have easily got a tonne of shoots where your thread is.
This is what Ken is saying.
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If I had chopped it an inch above where the graft is half of the tree would be gone... besides, it's my tree so I'll do what I want with it :tounge: ;)
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Raging Bull wrote: August 25th, 2020, 10:32 pm If I had chopped it an inch above where the graft is half of the tree would be gone... besides, it's my tree so I'll do what I want with it :tounge: ;)
Haha :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: No issue there as you are correct,
but they do grow fast so if you chop it will do that again next year :-)
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Raging Bull wrote: August 25th, 2020, 10:32 pm If I had chopped it an inch above where the graft is half of the tree would be gone... besides, it's my tree so I'll do what I want with it :tounge: ;)
so....I'm saying to cut above where you've actually inserted the branch.

So does that mean you are keeping the entire structure of what you posted in the 1st picture? Fair enough.
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Yes, that's right Rory, I want to keep and build on the tree I've already got. I just used the graft to put a branch in a straight section that looked too plain for my liking. It is not intended to become the new leader.
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