When it come to a T bud graft....can you slice a bud off a branch without removing the branch from the tree? In the picture I have drawn circles around some of the buds I want to use for the graft...do they look like what I would use? As you can tell I'm new at this...have had some success doing whip and tongue grafting. Thanks, Bill
Ideally you want a bud that doesn't already have a full grown leaf (follow your fingertips in the photo to a small branch with an emerging leaf bud (found just to the right and north of the line from those fingertips).
I usually do bud grafting in the spring when newly formed buds are showing up, but you can use any bud that looks like them.
I try to slice just into the heart wood when taking a bud and I like to have about 1/4" on either side of the bud I'm taking just because it makes it easier.
With that much "extra material" I can then trim to fit my T cut and I like to use rubber banding to hold it all together.
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