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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Jul 9, 2017 11:53 PM CST
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See how the trunk looks wider just below where the branches are? How do they make such a pronounced change in the trunk size like that?

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You can even see that on our Japanese Maple. I would love to know how this is accomplished.
Toni
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 10, 2017 6:42 AM CST
Looks like a graft.
Where the scion was attatched to the root stock.
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
Permaculture Composter Canning and food preservation Bee Lover Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Toni
Jul 10, 2017 8:15 AM CST
@ stone
Thank you for your reply.
Toni
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 10, 2017 3:35 PM CST
Yes, Stone is right. The root section of the tree is more vigorous and faster growing than the grafted top. Don't let any branches grow on that wider lower part - I see a little green bit on the cherry trunk below the graft. Don't cut the suckers off, but rather pull (rub) them off when they are small.
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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
Permaculture Composter Canning and food preservation Bee Lover Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Toni
Jul 10, 2017 5:22 PM CST
@Daisyl
Thank you for your explanation. I have seen many grafted trees that don't have that huge delineation between big trunk and little. I guess it must be a different procedure.
Toni
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 10, 2017 5:44 PM CST
No, just age.
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