If you haven't heard of air layering, it is creating a new plant (usually a tree or bush) from an existing one.
I love air layering! It can be such a great way to create new plants!
The picture below shows a good example of how it is usually done. The process begins by injuring a branch of the tree, then securing damp peat moss or soil on the area, and finally cutting the branch off after a few months and planting it as a new plant!
Ken W Wilson wrote:I tried it but it was too late in the year. They started to root but not enough.
I did a batch of about 10 late in the year last year, and one of them took where the branch had broken partially, and it developed a very large root. I might try ones next year with the branch partially broken since it worked so well with that one this past year!
How early in the spring can you air layer?
I've always heard after the last freeze, but I'm going to experiment this spring with some before that and some later in the season just to see which one works the best!