|Dormant Ginkgo biloba seedling. 2.2.16|
|Ginkgo biloba whip/tongue applied. 2.2.16|
I don't know much about grafting ginkgos. This may not work. If they don't take, I should still have trees from the stocks, since they have lots of buds. I cut the branches, leaving one 1-inch long spur below the graft. The other branches are flush with the stem.
Grafting was standard whip & tongue method. Ginkgo stems turn out to be quite soft, pliable, and easily cut with a grafting knife. Easier than the pears I did last weekend. They are also rather delicate and easily damaged.
Two of the three are now grafted, wrapped and sealed. I used ½ inch polyethylene tape for the internal wrapping, works well for a tight wrap. I over-wrapped with ½ inch Parafilm tape. I made the ½ inch parafilm tape by cutting one-inch tape with scissors.
This may be too early. Weather is predicted this week up into the mid 60s. Given the warm weather, I wanted to graft while still dormant. The cambium is soft and green.
|Grafted Ginkgo biloba, wrapped. 2.2.16|