ISU Extension and Outreach provides tree grafting workshop for homeowners Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is offering a fruit tree grafting workshop on Thursday, April 2 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Appleberry Orchard, 2469 IA-2, Donnellson, IA. Participants will hear a presentation on why and how to graft fruit trees by commercial horticulture specialist, Patrick O’Malley and take part in a hands-on apple tree grafting demonstration.
“As spring approaches, we are offering an apple tree grafting workshop to homeowners, gardeners or horticulture enthusiast to demonstrate and practice a whip and tongue graft with apple rootstocks”, Said Patrick O’Malley, commercial horticulture specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. “We will also provide information on how to care for grafted trees in your landscape.” This workshop is $35.00 per person or $60.00 per couple. Registration fee includes rootstocks, scions and equipment needed to self-graft two apple trees to take home. To register please contact the Lee County Extension Office at 319-835-5116 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 31.