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How A Tree Grows

 

Many times forest managers and plant propogators want to produce trees or plants with special or desirable characteristics. Maybe they want a tree that is very straight, one with few branches, or one that grows very fast. One way this is accomplished is by grafting. For example, if a straight tree is found, cuttings or small branches can be collected from that tree and grafted on to roots from a common tree. The top that grows will have all the characteristics of the original desirable tree! This allows forest mangers to produce many trees or clones from the one original superior tree. For a detailed demonstration of grafting click on the link below.

 

A Demo on How to Graft Seedlings

 

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