Store them in slightly damp peat moss, place them in the refrigerator and plant.
Dec 14, Propagating chestnut cuttings is more difficult than direct planting chestnut seeds. When you start growing chestnut trees from cuttings, you snip off an appropriate piece of a chestnut tree branch, put it in moist soil and wait for it to root. If you want to start growing chestnut trees from cuttings, find a young, healthy tree with strong treeclear.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Most chestnut propagation is from the tree's nuts that germinate readily. It is also possible to grow a chestnut from cuttings although success is less assured. 1 Take 6-inch tip cuttings from a. Nov 20, Propagate Chestnut Trees from Cuttings Propagating is the most difficult way to grow a new chestnut tree. You need to find a tree with strong greenwood, and cut the shoots from it in late spring, after flowering.
Cut a branch about 10 inches long, and treat the exposed inner bark of the tip with the root enzyme indole 3 butyric treeclear.barted Reading Time: 3 mins. Jan 16, Take hardwood cuttings in autumn when leaves fall off the horse chestnut tree.
These should barely bend. Take these from dormant branches about an inch around. Softwood cuttings are best clipped in spring. They will be tender and bendable. Rooting horse chestnut cuttings is fairly simple. Keep the cutting oriented properly (right-side up). Take cuttings that are about 4 to 6 inches Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Research with European chestnut sugge sts that cuttings taken from young mother plants, or from stump or coppice shoots of older trees, usually root more easily than cuttings taken from the crown Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins.