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Chip budding is one of the primary grafting methods used for the asexual propagation of woody plants used to produce named cultivars (varieties) or clones of many ornamental trees, shrubs, fruit and nut trees. It is one of the two most popular budding systems used in nursery production, and it is the only budding system that can be done on rootstocks (stocks) that have either active or dormant vascular cambiums.

This NebGuide explains how to perform the technique and lists which plants can be successfully chip budded.