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Propagating Black Walnut Epicormic Branch from Log

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From: Dave Skelton
Guilford, CT
I acquired a large black walnut log which I intend to cut to planks. It has grown a few suckers since it was cut down. Is it possible to propagate these? How might I do that? Your help is appreciated

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Dave:

Is it possible...yes. Is there a high likelihood of failure trying to propagate epicormic branches (i.e., cuttings) from a log...yes! Honestly, you're much better off just buying some seedings or samplings from a local nursery.

However, if you're truly interested in learning more about how to root hardwood cuttings, please view information from the following website:

For information on grafting black walnut scionwood to other rootstock, please review the following publications:

Best of luck!

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