It has been just about two years that I tried an approach graft on my trident maple. Well today as I was doing some repotting I looked at the graft and see that it was successful.
You can see at #1 the branch that was used for the graft. Number 2 is the new branch. You can see how much bigger it is than the original branch. This shows that the branch has grafted to the cambium of the tree and is now sending food down to the roots. The size difference is sure indictaion of a successful graft. Section 1 has now been cut so the branch is own it’s own.
This photo was taken when the graft was first started. You can see how clean the cut was before the cambium rolled over the graft. Also the branch was the same thickness at both ends.