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Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop – Lisbon Falls, Maine


Saturday, March 30, 2019

University of Maine Cooperative Extension
24 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, ME 04252

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A hands-on workshop demonstrating proper techniques and information for grafting fruit trees.

Approved for (3) ISA, International Society of Arboriculture CEUs, and (1) MELNA, Maine Landscape & Nursery Association CEU.

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Program Description

Presenter/Educator Thomas Hoerth, an Adjunct Instructor with Southern Maine Community College, will lead the group in a fun, hands-on workshop where he will demonstrate proper techniques for grafting fruit trees. Each participant will be given the tools and supplies they need to graft their own pear tree (to take home) and will develop the skills to graft fruit trees on their own.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Melissa Freeman at 207.353.5550 or 800.287.1458 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

Program Details


March 30, 2019


9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 24 Main Street, Lisbon Falls ME 04252

Contact Name

Melissa Freeman

Contact Email


Thomas Hoerth, Adjunct Instructor, Southern Maine Community College


8:45-9:00 – Register, Collect Tools and Handouts
9:00-9:15 – Introductions, Housekeeping, Resources, Tools, Safety
9:15-9:45 – Bark-Cleft Graft Demo
9:45-10:15 – Whip-N-Tongue Graft Demo
10:15-11:15 – Participants Make their Own Trees
11:15-11:45 – Care and Planting Instructions, Pruning, Orchard Care and Degree Days
11:45-12:00 – Adjourn


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