My first attempt at grafting

There was a wild apple tree in my back yard that the electric company cut down. They would have just trimmed it away, but I saw the guys out there and told them that it didn't make edible apples, so they could cut it down. That was last year. This year shoots came out of the trunk in a big way.
So I cut a branch off of my Obelisk tree, and grafted it onto one of the shoots. In the unlikely event that it takes, I'll do that with another one. Then, at the end of the year (mid-Winter), I'll keep the bad shoots trimmed back. My question is, is there any likelihood at all that the graft will take?
If not, I'll try again next year at the proper time of year.
Those damned armadillidiidae (doodlebugs) are eating my strawberries. Let's see how the like the carbaryl that will be arriving this Saturday.
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Winters_Lackey wrote: ...

i'm pretty sure frogs, toads, birds, small snakes, and several other critters will eat them if you provide habitat. we do have some of these bugs around our strawberry patches too, but they don't do much damage to the plants. once in a while they'll be on a strawberry, but nothing that can't be accepted.
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Winters_Lackey wrote:

Grafts only work between plants that are genetically close. So apple-apple, maybe apple-pear or apple-quince but not apple-pine. I don't know the obelisk tree, how close to an apple is it? I suspect not at all and so there is very little or no chance of success.
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On 16/05/2014 7:29 AM, Winters_Lackey wrote:

I have no idea what an Obelisk tree might be but I've done grafts to apple trees and using apple scions and all but one of the 26 grafts took.
You could try to graft on apple scions and get fruit from an otherwise wasted tree.
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David Hare-Scott said:

I think the OP is talking about the apple variety Obelisk:
http://www.google.com/patents/USPP9060
It is a patented variety, so you aren't supposed to propagate it without a license.
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