Bill Weible

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since Mar 25, 2017
Zone 5
Northern Somerset Co. in PA
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So once the T-bud graft is completed, what aftercare is required?  Should I keep it out of the sun?  Or should it be set out in a protected area?   Should I avoid having it in the rain?  Outside but covered?  And is there any way I can tell before spring if it's been successful?   Thanks, Bill
1 month ago
I may just cut off like half....I did that with another graft and the rootstock branch then just shot out new growth.   Some new leaves are already beginning to form on the "deer ravaged" scion. 
1 month ago
Thanks, John...I also posted this in a new thread.  Just to see if I get any other opinions.  Once I sliced the bud off, should I wrap the "injury" with paraffin tape...or would it heal better on its own.
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
I know these posts have aged but maybe someone will see my question...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 may 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
2 months ago
The branch with the most leaves on is from the rootstock.  Should I cut it back some, would that be beneficial in the scion's recovery?  I tend to leave one stem from the rootstock survive to keep it viable in case the scion fails for some reason.  Thanks for all the input!  Feeling better now.   
2 months ago
Thanks Mike...does have a couple of leaves.  Just may set it back like a year, I guess.   I do know one thing, I won't let it happen again!
2 months ago
Complacency -  A feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble.   So I was complacent and now the question is... can this tree survive?  I had it sitting out for several weeks with no deer damage, but last night was 1 night too long.  So can it come back or anything I should do?   This makes me so angry at myself!   I could easily have had it in my fenced in garden (like I did last year), what a bonehead!  : )      Bill     (Getting old I guess.)
2 months ago
In hte end the rootstock died.  Plan to send a pic to the nursery where purchased and get their input.  Nothing ventured!  
2 months ago
Question:  Now we are in July and one of the branches from my rootstock is overtaking the scion in growth rate.  OK to prune off the rootstock branch now?  I left it grow in case the graft failed, but it looks like it will be OK.
3 months ago