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This was interesting and seemed worth sharing. This tree, owned by a customer, was originally the Rocky Mountain juniper. Had some scale infestation worst I’ve seen in my life, Rocky Mountain foliage was so covered with it that looked almost white from a distance.
When we decided to graft it me I warned my client was not sure of our success because the action was weak. I think we’ve done about 8 grafts Itoigawa plate with rods and 6 take. So we were pleased and a little surprised. What happened was that the next even more curious.
should say no graft to get rid of the scale, but to get rid of the bad type foliage. I wish they had previous photos so they would be more likely to believe me, but none of the grafts Itoigawa never achieved scale. Not one. The Itoigawa was even touching the original infested foliage, but the scale never transferred in the couple of years we were gradually cutting the initial foliage.
We are also focusing grafting new roots of this tree, only to eliminate a long and boring at the bottom of the trunk section. That’s what the blue ribbon wraps are about, holding the graft approach instead. The graft is taking well.
I hope this does not send the message “Got scale Graft ‘-?.. Because that would be a bit extreme It was just a surprising benefit of what we wanted to do anyway Spray oil in May and June usually a better (and less complicated) for production control …
This article was originally published on http://crataegus.com/2012/04/19/juniper-grafting-curious-results/