Learn to identify and grow native trees

Grow trees from seed using a set of simple instructions.
Identify trees, collect seeds, sow and plant. Follow our tree-growing ‘recipes’ to success.

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Why should we grow trees?

There are many reasons for growing trees. Some of them are more obvious than others, but they are all good!

Trees protect us

Trees provide shade and shelter, create cooler micro-climates, absorb rainfall and help stop soil erosion.

Trees provide for us

They provide food, fuel and timber for us. They improve air quality and reduce noise pollution, making places more pleasant to live in. They provide calm and relaxation away from daily stresses.

Climate and biodiversity

Trees offer potential solutions to the issues we face today. The mass planting of trees will help lock up carbon and reduce the effects of climate change. Trees (and the habitats they create) support a huge and diverse range of animals and plant species – our biodiversity. Without trees, they could be lost forever.

Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking.

Wangarĩ Muta Maathai - renowned Kenyan social, environmental and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize.