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David Burton
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

Source: Patrick Byers, (417) 874-2956

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