Sheryn’s 5 tips for sourcing trees
• 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.