hi i was wondering if anyone knows how to get a cutting ,clone or sprig off of a Japanese maple tree??????????????? A friend of mine has a very old and rare japanese maple tree that's is said to be worth in the neighborhood of $40-$50,000.00.. unknowingly to be true or even remotely close to being true, i would like to get a cutting from it just because its a very beautiful tree. i have all kinds of gardening equipment even a cloning machine. i tried this last year when there was new green growth but they didn't ever root. so again i would like to try to get a cutting and i am asking the riu world if anyone can help. this is the overall view of the tree and a pic of the main trunk. again i can get access to green material when it gets spring or when ever i need to get a cutting i can. thanks to anyone with constructive criticism before hand.. i would like to keep this beautiful tree alive and generation to come..