Friday, February 11, 2011

Acer cissifolium: One of the things that we do at the Arboretum is make germplasm available

So today I harvested this bundle of scionwood from the tree in the background. We had to do it this week because they'll need to be dormant for the recipient to graft them onto some seedling understock. Temperatures are forecast to rise through the 50sF so those buds will be breaking sometime next week. Well not the ones in the picture; they're in the cooler now. They'll be inspected next week, get their phytosanitary certificate, and then be shipped 3rd day delivery to the west coast.

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