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Growing Native Trees from Seed

06 October 2017

Would you like to grow your own trees from seed? You can learn how at the FREE ‘Growing Native Trees from Seed’ event on Tuesday 17 October at 11am.

Facilitated by The Conservation Volunteers, this event will start with tree identification while out collecting a range of berries, fruits and nuts from native species. In the afternoon, the various methods of processing the berries and seeds will be shown and put into practice with what was collected that morning. 

These will be taken home and with a little luck, will grow into small trees that can be planted in your garden. There are a range of trees suitable for your personal conditions and requirements, if chosen carefully, a tree can be accommodated in the smallest of gardens. As Northern Ireland is one of the least wooded countries in Europe, every tree planted helps our local wildlife.

Councillor Ronan McGinley, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council’s Environment Committee commented, “Through this event, we hope to encourage local people to grow trees to plant in their garden. Trees play a huge role in our countryside by providing food and shelter for a wide variety of insects, birds and wildlife.”

Organised by Mid Ulster District Council, this event will take place at Lisnanane Hill Fort, Cookstown with a light lunch provided. Registering to attend is essential, the deadline for registration is Friday 13th October.

To register your place or for more information, please contact Mid Ulster District Council’s Biodiversity Officer on 03000 132 132 or via [email protected].

 

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