Easy project for National Tree Day Oct 9th

Trying to think of ways of engaging children in your work? Or promoting sustainable development? Or biodiversity?

Well, why not combine all three with this simple project:
– Gather up a few children and make a beeline for the biggest, oldest trees in your area.
– Collect the seeds/ conkers/ acorns/ nuts from the ground under the trees.
– Take them back to base and plant them in seeding trays, pots, whatever you have.
– Stick a lollipop stick in each, with the child who collected and planted it’s name on.
– Store somewhere the frost won’t get them
– Keep them damp – a light watering once a week should do over the winter months
– See what you’ve got come spring!!

A great way to ensure the genetics of your area’s oldest trees are passed on