Gardener's Workshop on Grafting Trees
Date: July 19, 2014 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Gardener's Workshop: Grafting Trees
Place- Railway and Forestry Museum Orchard
Most fruit trees do not grow true from seed. In order to maintain a variety, a scion must be taken from one tree and grafted to a separate rootstock. This was common knowledge at one time and everyone for thousands of years knew how to do it. Grafting was used to change the variety of a tree, add more than one variety to a single tree or to fix damage caused by rodents.
Come on out and learn this fascinating art. You will be supplied with your own rootstock and choice of scions to create your own tree to take home.
All you need to bring is a thick glove to protect yourself from cuts and a sharp pocket knife. A Swiss Army type works best but anything sharp will work.