grafting

  1. A photo of a ripe red apple hanging on a tree.

    Turn Your Favorite Tree Into Many, by Grafting

    Jul 6, 2017

    WOOSTER, Ohio — There’s a gardening skill called grafting. It’s used a lot on apple trees. And it can help you turn a favorite tree — whether an apple, a pear, a dogwood or another — into more new trees just like it.

    When someone grafts a tree, they splice a scion — typically a twig or other cutting — from one tree onto the rootstock — the roots and stump — of another. It turns them into a single new tree that features the best traits of both.