Air layered beeches

These two beeches have been air layered this year and I like to show you some pics of today's cut-off.
I started it in 2011 but wasn't sure if it has been successful enough at the end of summer.
These beeches have been collected in an old hedge. The trunks are about 4 and 9 cm in size.

 UPDATE ........20.04.2013

It's getting warmer now and I have taken out the beeches from the winter-shelter.
They have been kept outdoor in a pile of bark over winter.
Today I cut back the branches and roots and planted them in a momentary pot.
The result on these airlayerings are very nice but it's still a long way to go!