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Old 04-18-2013, 10:22 AM
Kiril Kiril is offline
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Oh, well the city planted them last year so I just figured they knew what they were doin. They probly planted over 100 trees this way....thanks for the advice tho.
Assuming the city knew what they were doing was your first mistake.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:14 PM
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I'm sure they will all grow just fine...
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:54 PM
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It sure does look like a graft or bud union where the grower t budded scion wood onto different rootstock.
Then the spring of the following year the top of the budstock is cut off just above the t bud and the new bud is trained to grow straight. The wound usually grows over the first year.
Or it could be where the grower had a crooked seedling and cut the plant off low early in the spring this forces a new bud to emerge and the 2-3 year rootstock forces up a nice straight top. The bark does look like a red maple.
The wound should not be covered and should fully heal this season.
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