Growing a tree from a seed is an easy, simple act and can help reconnect us to our shared natural world. This guide has been produced by a team of experienced tree growers who want to share their love of trees and how to grow them, including:

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  • The Tree Council is a national charity (no. 279000) bringing people together for the love of trees, inspiring and empowering communities to take meaningful action. www.treecouncil.org.uk

  • Moor Trees is an independent charity (no. 1081142) dedicated to restoring native woodland on Dartmoor and in South Devon, improving the environment and connecting people with their forest heritage. www.moortrees.org

  • Cornwall Council is working with people, organisations and communities to increase tree cover by 8,000ha as part of the Forest for Cornwall programme. www.cornwall.gov.uk

  • Norfolk County Council represents the people of Norfolk and its environment, making Norfolk a great place to live and work. www.norfolk.gov.uk

This publication is available in print and online.

Illustrations © Stuart Jackson Carter / The Tree Council

Photographs © Neil Aldridge, Rose Summers and Georgia Taylor / The Tree Council, unless otherwise stated

Copyright: Text p2-131 © The Tree Council 2022; Text p132-193 © Moor Trees 2022

This document provides general guidance about collecting, processing and growing trees from seeds and cuttings. The authors do not accept liability for any loss incurred as a result of relying on its contents. Individuals, organisations, landowners and land managers should seek independent professional and legal advice where necessary.

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The Tree Council
Moor Trees
Cornwall Council
Norfolk Council

In partnership with DEFRA through its Shared Outcomes and Green Recovery Challenge Fund programmes