Summer Fruit Tree Pruning & Bud Grafting
Typically thought of as a winter-time chore, pruning fruit trees during summer can improve tree health by opening the canopy for circulation as well as helping fruit to ripen.
It's also much more enjoyable than clinging to a ladder during a blustery winter day.
Grafting, also thought of as a dormant season activity, is also a task for the pleasant days of summer.
WSU Snohomish County Extension is pleased to present two workshops on summer fruit tree care: Summer Fruit Tree Pruning and Bud Grafting. Take one or both!
Summer Fruit Tree Pruning (10:00am-noon)
Topics covered include the basics of pruning with an emphasis on the techniques and goals of summer pruning. You'll learn what issues can be addressed or exacerbated, the physiology of a tree's response to mid-season pruning, along with what to look for when deciding to prune, or not to prune. Bring your gloves and pruners for hands-on practice.
Bud Grafting (1:00pm-3:00pm)
Using tiny chips of bud stock is a simple and economical way to add variety to your orchard.
You'll learn about the different types of grafting, how to choose and take bud wood, choosing a receptor site, how to make the graft and seal it properly. Each attendee will receive a Victorinox grafting knife. Bring your gloves for hands-on practice.
Class size for both workshops is limited to ensure a quality experience. Registration and prepayment is required to hold your spot; Gary's workshops often sell out. Cost for Summer Fruit Tree Pruning is $25 per person; $40 for Bud Grafting, which includes a Victorinox grafting knife. Or save and take both for $60!
WSU Snohomish County Extension's Cougar Auditorium (View)
600 - 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98908
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|