We ended up getting 50 AP root stock from our local propagation nursery who we had dealt with for years back in the day so we are going to graft a few specimens in August. I decided to make a short preparation video of "how to prepare the root stock". This is the process we did every year prior to grafting. I will also post a detailed "how to " grafting video in early August. Of course it is the approach we took and overall our success rate was always very reasonable with a low of 63% and a high of 79% over the 17 years we operated. Close friends of ours are starting a nursery in the interior of BC ( Slocan) and japanese maples will be part of their inventory. We will pass the reigns over to them as they will be hands on and learn the art of grafting this summer.