FALMOUTH, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County is hosting a Fruit Tree Grafting workshop on Saturday, April 11th, 9am to 12pm, at the UMaine Regional Learning Center in Falmouth, ME. In this workshop instructor Tom Hoerth will describe, demonstrate and provide practice for participants in the techniques of whip, tongue, and cleft grafting of fruit trees. Participants will receive selected literature to help guide them, a set of grafting tools (grafting knife and PVC grafting tape), as well as two root stocks onto which they will bench graft a choice of apple and pear varieties.
Date: Saturday, April 7th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: University of Maine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr, Falmouth, ME 04105
Cost: $48.00 (Approved for (3) ISA CEUs and (1) MELNA CEU)
More Information: https://extension.umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/horticulture/workshops/
Tom Hoerth was the City Arborist & Tree Warden for Bath from 1998 until 2015. He is an adjunct instructor at Southern Maine Community College, a consulting forester for the Bath Water District, and owns a private tree service called Winter Greens. He also co-owns and operates a 13 acre farm, located in Bath, called Middle Hoerth Winter Gardens.
—University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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