The Alcona & Alpena-Montmorency Conservation Districts will be hosting a fruit tree grafting workshop this spring.
The workshop will be held Saturday, April 14th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Alcona County Library - Harrisville Branch, 312 W Main Harrisville, MI 48740
Grafting is a centuries-old method of plant cloning in which a branch or bud from a parent tree or shrub is placed on the rootstock base or trunk of a similar species. The grafted branch or bud when mature then carries forward the same characteristics, such as fruit variety, as the parent tree.
The workshop includes lecture, demonstration and hands-on experience using different grafting and budding techniques. Each participant will graft three dwarf apple trees to keep, and will be given guidance on their post-grafting care.
The cost of the workshop is $25.00 per person which includes three dwarf apple rootstocks and related grafting supplies. Participants are welcome to bring their own apple wood for grafting. Please see our website for more information on how to collect scion wood. Otherwise, a selection of apple variety wood will be provided.
Space is very limited. Only fully-paid reservations will be accepted on a first-come basis. Additional details including the cancellation policy may be found at www.alpenamontcd.org or by contacting the Alcona Conservation District at 989-724-5272