It's well known that many tree species can be propagated by taking stem cuttings.
It's also well known that many tree species can grow new stems and leaves after having the trunk cut.
My question is: can a tree be propagated by cutting a section from the trunk? This would effectively be planting a rootless, leafless cylinder using standard cutting propagation techniques.
I understand this would have a few challenges - notably, the water absorption challenges of a rootless cutting. I'm looking for strong documented sources saying it can't be done, or for anecdotal successes.