Mugo pine foliage grafting

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How likely would the success of grafted foliage be on a Mugo pine? I'm talking about taking scions from the tree and actually grafting them higher and closer up the tree.
 

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I have never grafted Mugo pine, only black pine. For black pine it all depends on:

(1) Time of year
(2) Sharpness of cuts
(3) Perfect alignment of cambium layers
(4) Binding and treatment of graft afterwards

Best success rates I get on black pine are about 75%. There may be others who do better...

By the way - why would you want to graft HIGHER up a tree?
 

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I guess what I should have said was to fill in an open spot where a branch should be. In any case on this particular tree it is higher up the tree.
 

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