“Bark Grafting” an Apple Tree on a Shoestring Budget with City Fruit from Orchard People on Vimeo.

Grafting your own apple tree doesn’t have to be expensive. In this Orchard People video, City Fruit Seattle Volunteer Patrick Mann teaches “Bark Grafting” on a shoestring budget. Learn how you revitalize an old fruit tree with new and productive branches with a box-cutter, some electrical tape and some gutter sealant. Who needs expensive grafting wax! Learn more about grafting, pruning, and caring for your fruit trees at www.orchardpeople.com.

Susan Poizner is a writer, urban orchardist and filmmaker and the Author of Growing Urban Orchards: The Ups, Downs and How-Tos of Fruit Tree Care in the City. She is also the creator of the online fruit tree care eduction portal www.orchardpeople.com.