Growing trees from seed is easier than you might think – and it’s lots of fun! Our handy guides will help you with every step of the process, from identifying and collecting your seeds through to planting out your new trees. So what are you waiting for? Get gathering!

Everything you need to collect seeds and turn them into healthy young trees

All of us can grow trees from seed with just a few simple pieces of equipment, some time and some patience. It’s a great way to put something good back into your local environment and play your part in tackling the climate crisis. Not every seed you plant will become a magnificent tree (and certainly not overnight!), but with care, many will flourish.

Our guide takes you through the process of growing trees from seed step-by-step, from seed gathering and preparation all the way through to planting them out and aftercare. Download the guide now to get started!

Know your seeds!

When you’re gathering seeds, it’s important to know exactly what you’re collecting. Some berries, for example, are poisonous but look very like ones that are safe to handle and eat. Our seed guides covers some of our favourite British tree species, helping you to recognise and get to know trees in your area. Our seed ID guide has lots of amazing facts for you to get stuck into if you’re not able to get outdoors this Seed Gathering Season, while our guide to spotting tree seeds is the perfect thing to have on hand during your seed collecting adventures!