Why, when and how do I graft a tree?

Not really sure about grafting your own trees? Of course, we have trees at our nursery already grafted and ready for you to plant. But, if you want to try your hand at grafting, check out this article at NC State Extension for a good overview of the process. https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/grafting-and-budding-nursery-crop-plants. You can also check out Chip Budding here: https://irrecenvhort.ifas.ufl.edu/plant-prop-glossary/06-grafting/03-buddingtypes/02-grafting-budchip.html

At our nursery and in our orchards we use the following;

 Pecans Whip & Tongue method January - March
Four Flap method April - May
Apples, Crabapples, Pears, Plums Whip & Tongue method March
Chip Bud method April
Persimmons - American and Asian Chip Bud method May