Yesterday I walked forever on my quest to find a fig tree that wasn't on someone else's property. And I did, it was a huge fig tree taking up almost all the space in someone's backyard. Some branches even start growing through the wooden fence, while others grew over it.
I could tell that these branches been through hell and back seeing how beaten up the outside skin was. I take it the those wounds came from growing between the wooden planks. How could there be any good green flesh left for me to layer with? This didn't stop me, it was my prize.
Even if there seems like there is alot of good liable cambium layer there isn't, the other side looks as if a beaver chewed on it.
To my surprise there was enough to work with under the dead and dried out skin. Yaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy ;)
I made two layers out of that piece of wood coming from between the fence. I did cover the other with foil also. Two more were made on other limbs hanging above my head, I had to kneel down just to fit under the tree. All the time while doing this people were watching with amazement wondering "what is that kid doing over there!?!?!" It took me some great time to finish(2 hours)just 4 layers, what took so long might you ask? well it was right in the middle of Houston's blazing heat and because I was kneeling make it really uncomfortable.
I just hope no evil school kid comes and mess with it, i really hope that foil doesn't attract unwanted guest. How long do you think it will take, maybe 2-4 weeks right?
Could I pot it covering the dead exposed wood, I don't know if this will cause rotting when in moist soil for too long.