I wanted to try my hand at grafting a branch unto a tree. I thought that I could try grafting a ficus microcarpa. Ficus microcarpa are resilient plants. Even if I did something wrong the damage might be minimal. Boy, was I wrong.
Here is the trunk that I was going to graft onto.
Her is the branch. It is actually a piece from further up the same tree.
Confession time: To graft you should have some knowledge, the right tools, and a little experience will not hurt. I had none of those. Here was the result.
I took a nice size chunk of tree off. That is going to leave a very big scar. I felt sick. Why o why do I do the things I do? Ok, this was a fail. The tree will recover. So I decided to do it again.
It looked a lot better, but because I don't know what I am doing I do not know if it will take.
I think for grafting I will need someone to teach me. Cheers.