Kent library teaches top grafting in outdoor program

An expert will teach how to top graft apples and pears in an outdoor Kent Memorial Library program

An expert will teach how to top graft apples and pears in an outdoor Kent Memorial Library program

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KENT — Learn how to top graft apples and pears in an outdoor Kent Memorial Library program on Monday, March 15, at noon.

Participants will learn “gentle top grafting,” adding scionwood of one variety onto a well-established tree of another variety, but without the major surgery involved with standard top grafting, a library announcement said. Doing this, expert with Justin Potter has added about 40 varieties onto three apple trees since 2018.

Attendees will be able to see grafts of different ages, where on the tree they worked well — and where they didn’t — and learn some things that Potter had to learn the hard way, the announcement said.

The address of the event will be provided upon registration. This program is live and off site, and masks and social distancing are required. The rain date will be Friday, March 19. To register, go www.kentmemoriallibrary.org to secure a spot.

For more information about the library, 32 North Main Street, call 860-927-3761 or visit the website.