Grow a tree from seed

Grow a tree in your home. 

How would you like your own oak tree in the Forest? It’s easy! All you have to do is collect a few of the acorns that are around in the autumn, plant them and watch them grow!

Our Grow a Tree from Seed document (download below) gives you all the information you need on how to nurture and look after your young saplings for the first couple of years. When they are strong enough (usually after two years they will be able to survive in the wild, but still be small enough to transplant successfully) you can then plant them. 

Make sure you also complete our Seedling Pledge document, so we can keep track of all the saplings growing in Our National Forest. Many people have already taken the time to grow a tree from a seed, and have found the experience very rewarding. It can bring together families and people of all ages, who are interested in helping to grow the Forest and look after the environment. 

Alternatively, you could plant a tree with us?

Give a gift that keeps on growing. Join us at one of our special planting events, and personally plant your tree in the National Forest. Our experienced team will give you a warm welcome and be on hand to help make your day special.

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