Growing oak trees from acorns for Tree Day

Cupped hands holding an oak sapling

Thursday 6th of October was National Tree Day and to mark the day Head Guide, Michael Chambers, spent the day collecting and planting some acorns. The oak saplings that will grow from these acorns will eventually be transplanted to the wider National Park lands. Michael has documented the whole process (Click here to watch). NB Remember to seek permission from landowners before collecting seeds from lands. Some other important tips here: https://pollinators.ie/growing-native-trees-from-seed/

The background to Tree Day can be found here: https://www.treeday.ie/whatistreeday/ The Tree Day website has lots of really good information about native trees. There is also a free tree for primary schools (while stocks last!) – see https://www.treeday.ie/getyourfreetree/

 

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