Pruning and Grafting Fruit Trees: A Workshop with Mike Hebb

$20.00

Saturday, March 24, 2018
1-4 p.m.
Morrill Gardens & Grounds

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Space is still available for the March 24 workshop. The March 17 session is full.

Mike Hebb describes the basics of pruning apple trees for esthetics, health, longevity, better fruit, ease of harvesting and management, including correct pruning cuts and tools. Hebb’s hands-on grafting workshop shows how grafting can be used to control many of the characteristics of growing trees, including size, timing of maturity and fruiting, disease resistance, drought resistance and fruit varieties. He’ll cover cultivars, asexual propagation, whip grafts, nurse grafts, bark grafts, cleft grafts, bridge grafts, top working, inarching, brace graft, graft compatibility, budding and reference materials for pest control and root stock selection properties. Participants will practice the mechanics of grafting in the workshop and discuss after-care. A materials list will be sent to each registrant.

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