Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Inosculation at Empty Common Community Garden







Ino what? You might ask. In the photos above, Susanna held two tree trunks together and tied them to an aluminium baking tray, which had holes drilled into it. She then sliced a little off the trunks where they joined so their cambia were in contact and taped the whole lot tight to keep out the air and help stop the joining tissues from moving against each other. 

The pretty green bows made with plastic bags stop the whole tree structure waving around too much. If you want to have a go at inosculation, here is an article with a few more examples... click here to read it.

The blog (not the garden!) is taking a holiday break so we will be back the Sunday after next. Happy Easter everybody!

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