|Vernal Witch Hazel.|
Our maple sap season was a bust. Maple sap flows well when the days are warm and the nights are sub-freezing. We jumped right from freezing-freezing to warm-warm.
The spring peepers started singing a couple of days ago.
According to one weather report, we have a total of 21 Growing Degree Days (base 50F). That is not very much.
Cutting scion wood
|The donor tree, much in need of pruning.|
|This is what I am after. One year old wood, vigorous, well ripened in the full sun.|
|On the ground.|
|Parted out. Only the one year old wood.|
|Cut to length, bagged and labeled. This is smaller diameter than most of what I am cutting.|