TREE SYMPOSIUM - A DEMONSTRATION OF GRAFTING TECHNIQUES FOR TREE PROPAGATION
VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM
Tom Molnar, PhD, Plant Biology Department, Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, will present A Demonstration of Grafting Techniques for Tree Propagation.
This will be a virtual hands-on course on grafting trees, from plant propagation (seeds vs. clonal propagation) to principles and practices of grafting and budding, including the proper stage of the plant materials, time of year, and the tools needed. Dr. Molnar will then demonstrate splice grafting, whip and tongue grafting and wedge grafting using hazelnut trees as the example, but the same principles will apply to apples and peaches and most other tree crops. The final example will be a demonstration of chip budding and tips for good aftercare of the grafted and budded trees that will help ensure success.
This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.
This program is eligible for International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) CEUs.