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Lateral graft

 Lateral graft - (Procedure)

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This grafting technique is most commonly applied to EVERGREEN trees in the sumMEr period.

A notch about 5 cms in length is made in the lower part of the trunk. The chamfered edge of a SCION from the donor plant is then inserted. The graft is then bound with RAFFIA and covered with grafting compound.

Where the technique is used to capitalise on a strong ROOTStock the original trunk may be severed just above the graft when it has taken the following spring.

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