Civic Communications Specialist
2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807
February 24, 2017
Apple Grafting Workshop in Springfield March 3
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Apple grafting will be the topic of a special hands-on workshop taught by University of Missouri Extension Horticulture Specialist Patrick Byers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, March 3 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave. Springfield.
Participants will learn the techniques of the whip/tongue graft, try their hand at chip budding and take home two budded apple trees.
Workshop attendees should bring a sharp pocket knife or boxknife with a fresh blade, and branches from a favorite apple tree if desired.
Attendees will receive two apple rootstocks, scionwood if desired, and supplies to make two chip budded apple trees.
There is a fee of $15 per person to cover the cost of materials.
Pre-registration is needed by Feb. 27 and can be done by calling (417) 881-8909 or online at http://extension.missouri.edu/greene.
Source: Patrick Byers, (417) 874-2956