I’ve been watching and trying to learn about grafting. My house currently has a Bradford pear I was getting ready to remove (I didnt plant it there I promise!) and some ornamental cherry trees (These look nice, but only make tiny cherries which is a tease!)
From my searching it looks like I can do this -would this work and produce fruit or am I just using wishful thinking and hoping that I could use these established trees as rootstock? I was thinking about cutting out branches and doing a bark graft around the outside using wedges placed in the tree. Where should I start removing the tree and grafting? Do I want to cut below or above the “crotch” of the tree?
The cherry trees are probably 20 years old and aren’t in the best of health either. I can probably post up some pictures. I cut out the dead limbs and such to help them out. That seemed to be a step in the right direction but they are still looking a bit sad. What can I do to help them out?