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!