Can an apple with burr knot be saved?
of our readers, Brian, sent me an email for help "or harsh reality"
about his troubled apple tree. He wrote:
"I was out pruning the rest of our trees this weekend and found some damage on our apple tree in the front yard that seemed to be caused by the burr knot. It looks like water was able to get in where the knots were trying to form and it must have frozen and thawed and broke off the bark.
"The tree came from a place I wouldn't buy from again (directgardening.com) and it was a whip that had been topped and was bud grafted with supposedly 5 different varieties. It appears all the branches have the knots forming and I may just be growing a tree that is the rootstock.
"What do you think? Do you think I should just cut it down and try cleft grafting the trunk and start over?"
(This post is in place
of an update on Shannon's
rabbits since life
is still hectically busy down south. Shannon does report that
"The baby rabbits are eating voraciously," so hopefully he'll have more
information in a week kor two.)
Start your orchard the easy way with tips in Weekend Homesteader: December.
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