March 17th, 2018
$38/$30 Olbrich member
Education Programs Registrar
Do you wish your ornamental crabapple
tree had large juicy apples? Maybe your
fruiting apple tree is too much to handle
and you wish you had a crabapple tree.
These are just a couple of reasons to
practice the age-old art of grafting. For
centuries, people have been changing
fruit trees to suit their needs, and you
can too! Join John Holzwart for a
comprehensive presentation explaining
several approaches to grafting, followed
by a demonstration and hands-on
practice. You will graft and take home
two semi-dwarf fruit trees of your choice (apple, pear, or plum). Root stocks and
scionwood (fruit tree cuttings) provided.
Additional plant materials will be
available to purchase for grafting more
trees at home. Bring a sharp, clean
pocket knife or similar; some knives
available for use during class.
This class is followed by a scionwood
exchange that is free to the public.
Registration deadline: March 8
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI 53704