I am looking for advice on the best all around book on tree propagation through cuttings, grafting, etc... I am a noob at this and have been growing my nursery from seed and now need to start using established trees to beget more trees!! Any advice would be deeply appreciated!
thanks in advance!
If you are looking for books on propagation, many national horticultural societies have their thorough books on the topic. In the USA, ours would be the "American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation"; in England, their book would be the "Royal Horticultural Society Plant Propagation". Just insert your national horticultural society's name in "_________ Plant Propagation" and something might appear online.
Iken Edu's YouTube channel has this cool video explaining artificial plant reproduction:
Instead of using the rooting solutions suggested, there are threads here and here on permies briefly discussing rooting plants. The main thing necessary for successful propagation is keeping them moist and safe from disease. Also, for protecting a plant from disease and sealing a wound, honey could be substituted for grafting wax or parafilm, maybe.