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Lucy Corkhill

By Lucy Corkhill

21st September 2013

We are blessed to live in a country with many beautiful trees, and The Tree Council are keen to teach us about them and help us grow many more for our grandchildren to enjoy. Seed Gathering Season is their annual autumn festival, running from the autumn equinox on 23rd September through to 23rd October. The aim is to get as many people as possible gathering seeds, fruits and nuts to grow the trees of the future. Seed Gathering Season is a great opportunity for children to find out about their local trees, and The Three Council actively encourage schools to take part.

Lucy Corkhill

By Lucy Corkhill

21st September 2013

Lucy Corkhill

By Lucy Corkhill

21st September 2013

The idea is that seeds collected from local trees are adapted to local circumstances – this is called local provenance – and are more likely to thrive. Both rural and urban spaces benefit from new trees; bringing energy, life and beauty to any area. A growing tree is a pretty exciting concept for a youngster too and watching a tree grow alongside the child can make it very special.

To find out more about Seed Gathering Season and events taking place in the UK, visit the Tree Council’s website. Here, you’ll also find information on the best time to collect seeds, and how to grow and nurture them. Happy tree growing!

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