Teagasc to support new and developing growers with tree grafting event
Training event will demonstrate grafting propagation skills including discussion and demonstration of a range of young trees
9 February 2023
Teagasc is to host a tree grafting training event at the Ashtown Food Research Centre, Ashtow, Dublin 15 next week to support new and developing growers.
Taking place 15 February from 10am to 3.30pm, the event will demonstrate grafting propagation skills including discussion and demonstration of a range of young trees.
With growing demand for young and semi mature trees there is scope for new entrants in the potentially lucrative sector. The amenity sector has seen continued growth over recent years. The farm gate value of amenity plants produced in Ireland in 2019 was estimated to be €37.8 million. In 2021 the amenity sector was valued at €1.5 billion. Ongoing construction and demand for urban greening should see steady demand into the future.
Dónall Flanagan, Teagasc Nursery Stock Advisor will be joined by Alberto Ramos Luz, Teagasc top fruit Research Officer for a demonstration of skills, discussion, and a walk through some of the selection of trees being screened for suitability for climate change.
Group will be limited to ensure every participant will have a chance to view the demonstrations, practice some skills and discuss practical aspects of propagation so booking early is advised.
Interested parties can register for the event here