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Tree Cuttings

I am involved in an Afforestation project and we will be growing trees from cuttings. As this is a mass plantation of trees we will need to store the tree cuttings for long periods as they wont be planted immediately after the cutting is taken. Hence,I was wondering what are ideal conditions for their storage so they can still effectively grow? pola277, dun laoghaire, Co Dublin Posted: 27/05/2017

Not many trees species grow from cuttings. Exceptions are willow, poplar and aspen. These can be rooted directly in the ground where they are to grow and are best inserted when fresh.

If they must be stored,  take the cuttings in late October and keep them bundles of fifty, the ends in the ground in a shady, cool place. They will need to be inserted before end of February or they will make roots where they are. They could be stored under refrigeration at 5Celsius, but are bulky.

 

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