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Re locating a tree branch

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I have a young cherry tree and one of the branches has overgrown into my neighbors garden. I would like to splice it and re attach to the trunk. Is this possible



I think the short answer is no, though a grafting expert might be able to do it.

14 Jun, 2009


how thick is the branch. it really only works with thin 5-10mm thick branches. opening a suitable site on the main stem will leave the tree open to serious infection. so i would say no too.
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14 Jun, 2009


Thanks for the advice I think it maybe best left alone. The branch in question is about 10mm thick and about 5 feet long.

14 Jun, 2009


definitely a no then. too big. it wont be able to support the water transfer. if it is a problem to the neighbours trim it back.

14 Jun, 2009

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