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Name: Kurt
Status: other
Grade: other
Location: OR
Country: USA
Date: Fall 2010

Question:
Will a top to a fir tree continue to grow if taped back together after being broken?



Replies:
It would be difficult particularly for the terminal leader (top) of the tree. However, the following shows an example that worked for someone:

http://www.last-word.com/content_handling/show_tree/tree_id/3029.html

Grafting in fir trees has been used for special purposes:

http://firtrees.com/frase_fir_tree.html

For more on grafting:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafting

http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/DG0532.html

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach, PhD
Missouri Botanical Garden
c/o Harvard University Herbaria



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