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TREE TUESDAY – Trees from Seeds

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We recently hosted a Trees from Seed workshop. Here are some stories from people who want to learn to grow trees from seed. Their efforts will help to increase Hamilton’s tree canopy!

Here are some quotes from the event:

Jenna says:
We’re growing a redbud. Our backyard already has a sweet cherry, nectarine, and a few native shrubs. So it’s getting pretty full. That’s why we’re adding a small tree. 

Linda and Dennis say:
“We love black cherry. Whatever the wind blows down on our property, we use to make cupboards and for odd jobs. So these seeds would be good to replace some of that. Good to cut out invasives and replace them with something native.”

Andrew says:
“I’ll grow a redbud and black cherry for the Binbrook Conservation Area. I’m here on behalf of the Glanbrook Conservation Committee. One of the cool things we do there is take unused Christmas trees from wholesalers, feed them to goats for de-needling, then put the rest in the lake to help fish spawning.”

We are looking forward to mapping these future trees and following their stories over the course of 2017.

Special thanks to Ben N for attending the workshop and collecting these quotes.  Much appreciated!

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A project of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club and Environment Hamilton. Funding by Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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