Wyevale collects a tonne of acorns for future sowing

One of the UK?s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford has this month collected more than a tonne of acorns from some renowned mature oak trees in the area so they can be planted for future generations to enjoy.

Wyevale Nurseries has collected the nuts from Dymock, where mature oaks planted more than 100 years ago are much sought after as a seed source, and will be growing them on in the spring for people to replant.

Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: ?So far we have collected more than a tonne of acorns ready for storage over winter and then spring sowing. The young trees will be ready for planting from autumn 2016 onwards.

?By collecting our own seeds, we are able to register their provenance, which is vitally important to the conservation of British varieties. Provenance certification is often requested on landscaping schemes for sound ecological reasons ? sourcing native plants to fit in with native flora.

?We also had an excellent harvest of native seeds including Quercus, which are now tucked away in the cold store for stratification. When we get them out in the spring they should be primed ready for rapid germination.?

For more information, please visit: www.wyevalenurseries.co.uk

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