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Can you get roots to grow out of a tree branch?

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It is possible to propagate trees by rooting branches. This technique is a money- and time-saving way to grow new trees. This process can be used on either deciduous or evergreen trees.

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When taking a cutting for propagation, a branch that is around a year old and approximately 10 inches is a good choice. Cutting the branch at a 45-degree angle makes the production of roots a little easier on the plant. After scoring a few vertical marks along the bottom few inches of the branch with a knife and coating the bottom in rooting hormone, the branch is ready to plant in a moist soil-less potting mixture to begin its root growth.

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