Apple Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Macksburg, IA
Question by rjg5
February 18, 2001
The rabbits have eaten the bark off clear around my apple tree trunks. Is there any thing I can do to save them?


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Answer from NGA
February 18, 2001

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Ronald,

Yes there is. You can place a number of "bridge grafts" around the trunk to reconnect the base with the top. These are made from using small (pencil to slightly larger sized dormant shoots from the tree. The following two web sites can tell you how to do bridge grafting in great detail:

http://www.canr.uconn.edu/ces/...

http://www.msue.msu.edu/msue/i...

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