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Creating black cork bark pine – tracking

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Earlier this year I have grafted a few stems of cork bark to 3 years old, black pine (see “Creating bark cork black “pine). As new outbreaks in the bags graft began to harden, I opened the large bags to avoid rotting foliage. A few weeks later I removed the tape shading stems and opened the top of the bags.

Corkbark pine graft

3 year old black pine

Corkbark pine graft

The graft bag with tape to scion shadow

Corkbark pine graft

After removing the tape and the bag opening graft

I prefer to use masking tape to duct tape as it lets more light and it is easier to apply.

Corkbark pine graft

Another young pine

Corkbark pine graft

bag graft

Corkbark pine graft

After opening the bag

I will remove the rest of the bags in a few weeks, but leave the tape holding the stems in place until next year. I will also protect trees in winter because the stems are still fragile at this point.

Corkbark pine graft

3 years old, pines

Corkbark pine graft

bag graft

Corkbark pine graft

After opening the bag

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