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I have thirteen oak trees to look after. The saplings are part of a scheme to increase the numbers of oak trees in Scotland. I have caged them in against squirrels.

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You can have some of my seedlings, haha, they pop up on my allotment regularly.

20 Jul, 2020

 

Great project, Linda. Do you get involved often?

20 Jul, 2020

 

Great project. I understand that Oaks will be under stress if England warms too much, they need the seasons. Scotland may be a hope for them and these ones may be standing 400 years from now, what a thought, you are nurturing something that will live that long! How long do they have to be protected before they are considered able to fend for themselves?

20 Jul, 2020

 

Great job Linda!

20 Jul, 2020

 

What a good idea!

20 Jul, 2020

 

Are you doing it solo or for a tree planting group? Its a very worthwhile job ayway - wishing you every success with it.

20 Jul, 2020

 

It is a group. My friend has 100 acorns planted in pots. She asked me to join the scheme. It seems Oak trees have a tap root that grows six feet in a year. Lifting them in the wild kills the tree if you snap the tap root. By growing them in pots you can contain the roots.
I am baby sitting the trees until they can find them a home next year.

21 Jul, 2020

 

The Woodland Trust might be interested in your project or have a suggestion where they would be welcome. Its so good to hear about native trees being grown in the UK - if we had done that all along we would have avoided all the infections our poor trees have suffered in recent years. Its hard to understand why there was any need to import ash trees for example. I'm surely not the only one to pull out many seedlings every year.

22 Jul, 2020

 

It is the Lostwoods project here in Scotland. I check my charges every day.😊

22 Jul, 2020

 

You are doing a great job there,Linda, looking after all those baby Oak trees! I hope they survive to be centenarians one day! :)

23 Jul, 2020

 

So do I, Balcony. I just hope they survive the winter.

23 Jul, 2020

 

While they don't get waterlogged they should have no problem surviving.

24 Jul, 2020

 

That shouldn’t be a problem, Balcony.

24 Jul, 2020

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