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Q.Mature Tree Cut By Local Electricity Board, We Need Some Large New Branches Grafted On?

Zone Near Guildford in the UK. | Mike-Alder added on February 18, 2022 | Answered

We have a large Mature Alder tree that was growing near some pylon. The local Electricity supply company took the tree down to 1 metre instead of 6 metres. We have lost all privacy in that part of the garden and wish to have a bunch of Alder branches grafted on to reduce the time we have to wait to get our privacy back. It will be made good at their expense. Can it be done, and if so how big can the branches be that get spliced in?

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Answered on February 21, 2022

This can be done, but it will need to be done with very small buds grafted on at the correct time. Here are some articles that will help you to get started:



Generally, you can use small branches, but the larger the branch you use the more likely that it will fail. This is why buds are preferred.



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Answered on February 25, 2022


That does not really help, It will not be me doing the work, I expect the Electricity Supply company to bear the cost and supply an expert at doing this. I want to know how hard to push back to them. Another possibility is to push them to provide a replacement tree of about 8 metres tall!
It I insist upon splicing, how many 1-2 inch splices would it take to get 3 successful splices?

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