Sheryn’s 5 tips for sourc­ing trees

NZ Lifestyle Block - - The Good Life -

• There are some fine ar­bore­tums in New Zealand where the nuts and seeds of la­belled trees can be col­lected for free.

• My stick­ing-seed-in-the-soil-in-themid­dle-of-the-pad­dock-and-for­get­ting-it had a 50% suc­cess strike rate with some hick­o­ries two years ago.

• Sim­ply fol­low Mother Na­ture’s meth­ods and plant seeds/nuts im­me­di­ately in au­tumn (don’t let nuts dry out) so the win­ter rains nur­ture them.

• Other trees can be prop­a­gated by plant­ing a branch deep in the ground dur­ing win­ter.

• Some nurs­eries (check on­line) sell trees in bun­dles of 10 for as lit­tle as $3.65 each.

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