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Seed Gathering Season 2021

A lot of us remember collecting conkers as kids, that exciting moment when you crack open the husk to see a beautiful, shiny conker inside, each one entirely unique.

Every year The Tree Council encourage people to collect and plant seeds as part of the ‘Seed Gathering Season’. It’s a fun, educational and green family activity that you can take part in right now.

Here’s a snippet from The Tree Council, explaining what it’s all about –

‘’Going out to gather seeds, fruits and nuts ahead of the winter tree planting season is a great way to help us all grow a greener, tree-filled future.

Trees and hedgerows do so much for us. They store carbon, reduce pollution, improve our health and more. By gathering seeds (and growing them into trees!), you can help make sure that our treescapes continue to thrive in the future.

Seed gathering is fun, free and easy. Wherever you live, whatever your age, you can get involved. You don’t need to be a tree expert or have any special equipment – just a love of trees and nature and lots of enthusiasm! If you’re not able to get outdoors during Seed Gathering Season this year, you can still get involved on social media or by brushing up on your seed ID skills.’’

Click here to check out The Tree Council’s guide to seed gathering, which contains all the information that you need to gather, prepare and plant the seeds, and how to care for your trees. There’s also a great guide for how to identify different seeds, which you can find here.

We’d love to see photos of your seed gathering adventures, so please feel free to tag us on social media or send your photos to us directly.

Happy seed gathering!

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