I am blessed (or cursed) with an abundance of hackberry trees on my farm. Unfortunately they are quite susceptible to the wooly aphid and become quite messy when everything under them get covered in black sooty mold. Not a threat to the tree but very messy. What I was wondering is it possible to graft another tree that is not as susceptible to the wooly aphids and reduce the problems they cause. It is a novel approach but I will not use chemicals and don;t want to cut them down if I don't have to...
Does anyone know of possible candidates for grafting onto them.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:Celtis occidentalis is a member of the Elm family and is now part of the Cannabaceae genus so if you want to do something really unique you could graft some hops to your hackberry trees.
I think what you mean to say is that Genus Celtis has been moved into the Cannabaceae(Hemp) family from the Ulmaceae(Elm) family, which it was formerly considered a member of.
It'd be interesting to see some successful grafts like this.
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