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budstick

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Definition of budstick in English:

noun

A small piece of plant stem with a bud, prepared for grafting on to another plant.
Example sentences
  • A scion is prepared by shaping the budstick to a thin wedge, leaving two complete whorls of buds above the point of entry.
  • For tree training, it is best if the lower bud is located to the outside of the budstick near the top of the wedge cut.
  • Buds (taken from budsticks or budwood) are inserted under the bark of small seedling stock plants a few inches above ground level.

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