When you snip off a branch off a tree, stick it in soil, will the branch grow roots?
I place a branch from Kieffer pear tree in a flower pot with potting soil to keep it from compacting, and make sure the soil is wet. Then, keep it in a shaded area with minimum sunlight. I didn't use the rooting hormone, but it starts to grow tiny green leaves and new roots in a month. Amazing!
Some simple techniques: