air layering


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air layering

n.
A method of propagating plants by wounding a branch, applying a hormone to the wound, wrapping the branch with damp sphagnum moss and clear plastic to encourage root formation, and finally removing the rooted branch as an independent plant.
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The Galion is providing essential data on WTG wakes, park wakes and wind profiles, which are dependent on water temperature and air layering.
A third method is air layering, ideal for plants which often lack low-growing shoots suitable for conventional layering, such as magnolia, hazel, cotinus and flowering cornus species.
A third method is air layering, which is ideal for plants which often lack low-growing shoots suitable for conventional layering, such as magnolia, hazel and flowering cornus species.