Success with searching out acorns, a few hundred have been collected thus far. We are appealing for pots, preferably small 3 ” ones. If anyone has some to spare do please get in touch and we can arrange collection.Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 083 1468064.
Thanks for your genrosity, this project is aiming to create a sustainable supply of oak saplings to plant around the county each March during National Tree Week.
Please remember if collecting acorns that the preference is to collect from native sessile oak. Also do leave plenty for the woods to regenerate and for wildlife such as squirrels!
Thanks to Caragh & Peter Thompson, Griffins Garden Centre and Irish Natural Forestry Foundation (INFF) for their kind donation of plant pots for the acorns collected.
This hasn’t been a great year for fruit and that appears to include the acorn. Despite foraging in quite a few areas by interested individuals searches have been unsuccessful in a numbr of key woodlands. Its a start and has also inspired some individuals to do a bit more growing from seed.