Growing trees from seed

Planting trees normally involves buying seedlings or saplings, but why not look at starting from the very beginning?

TCV’s* guidance on growing trees includes everything from collecting tree seed to growing them to finally planting them out as saplings. Their ‘Growing our native trees from seed,’ although focused on Ireland, has lots of useful info specific to the types of native trees that we see in and around Abingdon. Pages 4 and 5, on native trees and shrub and their preferred conditions, is particularly useful when deciding what trees to plant where!

Interested in tree planting in Abingdon? Get in touch.

*The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) have resources and information on growing and identifying trees and shrubs found throughout the UK, Ireland and parts of Europe. See more here:

Image from ACC Tree Planting, Feb 2022

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