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Grafting Workshop: Fruit Trees and Other Hardwoods

Schedule and Location

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 1:00  to 4:00 p.m. (CANCELED)
Thornhill Education Center


Fees and Registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

A gardener makes a grafting cut on the branch of a cherry treeDid you know that apple trees grow from a branch grafted onto a rootstock? Learn to graft in this hands-on workshop and go home with your very own grafted apple tree you can plant this spring. 

Learn why we might decide to graft a tree, what trees can be grafted, when to graft and grafting techniques, the tools you’ll need, and how to protect your graft. These techniques can be applied to any hardwood tree. Practice grafting onto a rootstock under the guidance of  expert Dan Bussey. All supplies are provided.

Instructor: Dan Bussey, author, educator, and apple historian
Notes: Held indoors.  Limit 20

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Course Details

This class is canceled. 
Please call the registrar at 630-719-2468 to receive a refund
(Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)