The Young Tree
Grower’s Guide

Welcome to The Young Tree Grower’s Guide, a beginner’s guide to identifying and growing trees from seed, and starting a Community Tree Nursery.

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Featured resources and activities

The Hampshire Forest Partnership and The Tree Council have developed a fantastic new ‘Young Tree Grower’s Guide’ designed to inspire and engage KS2 children and their families about growing young trees from seed.


The magic of trees

Be inspired about the importance and value of trees


Planning ahead

Guidance to help select the best seed and consider the right planting locations


how trees produce seeds

Explore pollination and the world of seed specialisation


The Great Seed Gather

Creative ways to gather and process seeds