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Pruning and Grafting Fruit Trees CLASS FULL
March 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - April 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm$100
Gary Moulton retired from WSU’s Mount Vernon Research Station after working for decades on tree fruit management, pruning, grafting, variety selection and hard cider making. His class will focus on managing and restoring overgrown apple, pear, plum and peach trees.
Pruning topics: evaluating tree structure, cutting and removing techniques, deciding which branches stay and which go, controlling water sprouts, final shaping for fruit production and annual care.
Grafting topics: selecting scion wood, bench grafting, bud chip grafting, care of newly grafted trees.
Each student will receive three rootstocks to graft onto and a grafting knife during the hands on portion of the workshop. Students are encouraged to bring their own apple scion wood if they have some. Fee includes three root stocks for grafting, a grafting knife and supplies. Friday evening will be lecture. Saturday will hands on grafting and pruning. ISA ARBORIST CEU AVAILABLE
$100 per person
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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodation need to contact Spokane County Extension at 222 N Havana Spokane WA 99202; (509) 477-2160 at least two weeks prior to the beginning this educational series.
Scholarships for veterans and active duty military members are available through the Spokane Conservation District’s Vets on the Farm Project.
For details, please contact
Vicki Carter (509) 535-7274 or